Poland, 50 Zlotych 1988

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CATALOG INFORMATION
ID Number: SR37-0101
Category: Paper Money
Description: Poland, 50 Zlotych 1988
Country or State: Poland
Year: 1988
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Currency: Zlotych
Face Value: 50 Zlotych
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Obverse: Karol Swierczewski (1897-1947)
Obverse Legend:  
Obverse Designer: Andrzej Heidrich
Reverse: Order of Grunwald
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Reverse Designer: Andrzej Heidrich
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Note: Watermark: Eagle arms
Dimensions (B x H): 138 x 63 mm
Krause Catalog Number: P#142c
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State of Conservation: Uncirculated (Unc)
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CATALOG VALUE
Uncirculated (Unc) € 0.75
Extremely Fine (XF) € -
Very Fine (VF) € 0.25
Fine (F) € -
Very Good (VG) € -
Good (G) € -
Poor (P) € -
   

HISTORICAL NOTES

Karol Wacław Świerczewski (22 February 1897 – 28 March 1947) was an ethnic Jew serving as the Red Army general. His father changed his surname (Tenenbaum). He was a Bolshevik party member and Soviet officer in the wars fought abroad by the Soviet Union including the one against Polish as well as Ukrainian Republics and in Republican Spain. In 1939 he participated in the Soviet invasion of Poland yet again. At the end of World War II in Europe he was installed as one of leaders of the Soviet-sponsored Polish Provisional Government of National Unity. Soon later, Świerczewski died in a country-road ambush shot by the Ukrainian partisans from OUN-UPA. He was an icon of communist propaganda for the following several decades.