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Poland 2006 Turin Winter Olympics 10 Zlotych Figure Skating Silver Proof with Latent Image Technology

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Here's the first-ever Polish coin with the new Latent Image Technology, featuring beautiful figure skaters!

Sold out at the Mint! The mint of Poland has released a special, four coin program to commemorate the 2006 Winter Olympiad. Each of the four coins depicts a popular winter Olympic sport, including ice skating, ski jumping, snowboarding and A female figure skating wows the judges and the audience with her cunning feats and stunts!biathlon. The 2006 Winter Olympics are being held in Turin. This northern Italian city is also known as Torino (in Italian) and Turyn (in Polish).

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Poland at the Olympics

The Polish Olympic Committee was created in 1918, and recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1919. Poland first participated at the Paris Summer Olympic Games in 1924, and has sent athletes to compete in every Summer Olympics since then, except for the 1984 Los Angeles Games, when they participated in the Soviet-led boycott of the 1984 Summer Olympics. Poland has also participated in every Winter Olympic Games. Polish athletes have won a total of 261 medals, with track and field their most successful sport.

Poland had a particularly good run at the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics, winning two medals: one silver, by Tomasz Sikor in men's biathlon, and one bronze, by Justyna Kowalczak in women's cross-country skiing. Although this might not sound impressive by North American standards, it was the most medals Poland has ever won at a winter Olympics.

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Technology Note
No, he's not polishing the ice with her hair - it's just another death-defying day at the office for this fearless figure skating pair! Two of the coins in this program (the 200 Zl gold proof and this 10 Zl silver proof) are the first “latent image” coins ever issued by the Mint of Poland, and some of the very few ever issued worldwide! This is a new technology that allows the viewer to see two different images in one space. The images change as the coin is tilted in this impressive display of the minter's art!

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Obverse
A female figure skater with her back arched completes a layback spin. To the left of the skater is a latent image, which shows two different images depending upon the angle from which its viewed. One image is the Polish word TURYN, for Turin or Torino, the site of the games; the other is the year, “2006”. The Polish legends XX ZIMOWE IGRZYSKA OLIMPIJSKIE and TURYN 2006 translate as “20th Winter Olympic Games” and  “Turin 2006” respectively.

Reverse
A figure skating pair, with the female skater in front of the silhouette of the male skater. The crowned white eagle, the national emblem of Poland, with the year of issue, the denomination and the legend RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA ("Republic of Poland") also appear.

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Specifications
Country Poland
Year of Issue 2006
Issuing Authority   National Bank of Poland
 
Face Value 10 Zl
Weight 14.14 g
Diameter 32.00 mm
Mintage Limit 72,000
 
Finish Proof with latent image
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Plain
Packaging Encapsulated

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