200 zł 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising

15,50 g Au 900

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200 zł 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising 15,50 g Au 900
Denomination
200 zl
Country
Poland
Metal
Au 900
Weight
15,5 g
Size
Ø 27 mm
Quality
Proof
Mintage
1500 pcs
Date of issue
2021-04
Accessories
Certificate, Box
2021-04-22
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The National Bank of Poland presents a coin struck to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising.

The coin was struck from 15.5 grams of 900 gold. The reverse presents a silhouette of two insurgents operating a captured German Maxim heavy machine gun, 1908 model. Next to it there is an insurgent banner with the inscription "Tobie Polsko" ("To Poland") and an image of the insurgent eagle. It was made at the beginning of 1920 in a workshop at the editorial office of "Katolik" magazine in Bytom. The banner was hidden for years by Alojzy Szulc, a participant in three Silesian uprisings, who sold it in May 1968 to the Museum of Insurgent Deeds on Góra Świętej Anny (St. Anne's Mountain), where it is one of the most valuable exhibits.

The Third Silesian Uprising took place on the night of 2 to 3 May 1921 and was a reaction to the news of the planned concession of most of the industrialised part of Upper Silesia to Germany. It was preceded by a general strike in almost all industrial plants. The insurgents' actions were led by Wojciech Korfanty, who proclaimed himself the dictator of the Third Silesian Uprising. According to historians, the climactic battle took place in the area of St. Anne's Mountain.

On 5 July 1921, after several days of negotiations, the conflicting parties concluded an armistice. Further, long negotiations on the borders began, and it was not until October 1921 that the League of Nations Council and the Council of Ambassadors decided on the final division of the plebiscite area. Poland received a smaller but more industrialised area. This division was more favourable for Poland than the one proposed before the outbreak of the Third Silesian Uprising.

On 15 May 1922, a convention was signed in Geneva, which regulated economic matters and minority rights on both sides of the border. In the following months, Poland took over the territory of Upper Silesia which had been granted to it. The Third Silesian Uprising is part of the Polish national uprisings. It enabled the return of a part of Upper Silesia to the motherland, and its economic potential played a very important role in the reconstruction and development of the rest of Polish lands. The Silesians, in turn, were largely given opportunities for the development of their culture and social advancement in a free Poland.

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