Poland, 1000 Zlotych 1982


ID Number: SR38-0102
Category: Paper Money
Description: Poland, 1000 Zlotych 1982
Country or State: Poland
Year: 1982
Head of State/Ruler:  
Currency: Zlotych
Face Value: 1'000 Zlotych
Obverse: Portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus, the great 16th century astronomer and economist
Obverse Legend:  
Obverse Designer: Andrzej Heidrich; Bogusław Brandt
Reverse: Copernican heliocentric system
Reverse Legend:  
Reverse Designer: Andrzej Heidrich; Bogusław Brandt

Watermark: White Eagle - Coat of arms of Poland

  President of the National Bank of Poland - Witold Bien
  Chief Treasurer of the National Bank of Poland - Edmund Banasiak

Issue Date: July 2, 1975

Printer: PWPW - Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych S.A. (Polish Security Printing Works, Warsaw, Poland)

In Circulation: from September 1, 1975 to December 31, 1996.

Dimensions (B x H): 138 x 63 mm
Krause Catalog Number: P#146c
Other Catalog Number:  
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

Uncirculated (Unc) € 1.50
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 0.50
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € 0.15
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -


Nicolaus Copernicus (Polish: Mikołaj Kopernik; German: Nikolaus Kopernikus; Niklas Koppernigk; 19 February 1473 – 24 May 1543) was a Renaissance and Reformation era mathematician and astronomer who formulated a model of the universe that placed the Sun rather than the Earth at the center of the universe, likely independently of Aristarchus of Samos, who had formulated such a model some eighteen centuries earlier.

The publication of Copernicus' model in his book De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, was a major event in the history of science, triggering the Copernican Revolution and making an important contribution to the Scientific Revolution.

Copernicus was born and died in Royal Prussia, a region that had been part of the Kingdom of Poland since 1466. A polyglot and polymath, he obtained a doctorate in canon law and was also a mathematician, astronomer, physician, classics scholar, translator, governor, diplomat, and economist. In 1517 he derived a quantity theory of money – a key concept in economics – and in 1519 he formulated an economics principle that later came to be called Gresham's law.