Poland, 5000 Zlotych 1982


ID Number: SR39-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Poland, 5000 Zlotych 1982
Country or State: Poland
Year: 1982
Head of State/Ruler:  
Currency: Zlotych
Face Value: 5'000 Zlotych
Obverse: Polish composer Frédéric François Chopin (Fryderyk Franciszek Chopin) (1810-1849).
Coat of arms
Obverse Legend: Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa. Piec Tysiecy Zlotych
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Reverse: Notes of Chopin's "Polonaise"
Reverse Legend: Narodowy Bank Polski. Banknoty emitowane przez Narodowy Bank Polski sa prawnym srodkiem platniczym w Polsce
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Note: Watermark: Crowned Eagle Coat of Arms
Dimensions (B x H): 138 x 63 mm
Krause Catalog Number: Pick# 150
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State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

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Frédéric François Chopin was a Polish composer and virtuoso pianist. He is considered one of the great masters of Romantic music and has been called "the poet of the piano".

Chopin was born in Żelazowa Wola, a village in the Duchy of Warsaw. His mother was Polish and his father was a French immigrant to Poland. A renowned child-prodigy pianist and composer, he grew up in Warsaw and completed his musical education there. Following the Russian suppression of the Polish November 1830 Uprising, he settled in Paris as part of the Great Emigration, and never returned to his homeland. During the remaining 19 years of his life, he gave only about 30 public performances, preferring the more intimate atmosphere of the salon; he supported himself financially by sales of his compositions and as a piano teacher. From 1837 to 1847 he carried on a relationship with the French writer Amantine Dupin, Baroness Dudevant, who wrote under the male pseudonym George Sand. For most of his life, Chopin suffered from poor health; he died in Paris in 1849 at the age of 39.

The vast majority of Chopin's works are for solo piano, though he also wrote two piano concertos, a few chamber pieces and some songs to Polish texts. His piano writing is often technically demanding, with an emphasis on nuance and expressive depth. Chopin invented the instrumental ballade and made major innovations to the piano sonata, mazurka, waltz, nocturne, polonaise, étude, impromptu, scherzo and prélude.