The most precious are 500 gold coins worth 1,000 zlotys ($350) each bearing Poland's state emblem of an eagle on the face and a portrait of the pope on the reverse. The collection also includes gold coins worth 100 zlotys ($35) and 25 zlotys ($8.75), as well as a silver 20 zloty ($7) coin, each bearing the pope's image.They'll be available for sale next month. No picture of them accompanied the report.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Poland To Commemorate John Paul II With Gold, Silver Coins
To celebrate his beatification, the native land of John Paul II will issue special commemorative coins with his image on them and Poland's national eagle on the other side.