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Poland 2006 Turin Winter Olympics 10 Zlotych Snowboarding Silver Proof

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Dynamic snowboards swoosh down the slope and through the air on this dramatic Olympic silver proof!

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 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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Obverse
A snowboarder swooshes down the slope against a background of snow flakes. To the left of the snowboarder is a stylized Olympic torch. The Polish legends XX ZIMOWE IGRZYSKA OLIMPIJSKIE and TURYN 2006 translate as “20th Winter Olympic Games” and  “Turin 2006” respectively.

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Reverse
A snowboarder goes airborne. 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 71,400
   
Finish Proof
Composition .925 Fine (Sterling) Silver
Edge Plain
Packaging Encapsulated

 

 

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