0 Euro 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising, Anniversary

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0 Euro 100th Anniversary of the 3rd Silesian Uprising, Anniversary
Denomination
0 €
Country
Poland
Size
135 x 74 mm
Mintage
1000 pcs
Date of issue
2021-04
Accessories
Blister
Series
0 euro
2021-04-30
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Price: 99.00 PLN
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A unique EUR 0 banknote.

The 0 Euro Souvenir banknote is a project that was launched in France in 2015 and has spread across Europe. The banknote is made from 100% cotton paper, which is used to produce the original euro banknotes. It contains a number of anti-counterfeiting features, including a hologram, watermark, microprinting, UV protection elements, etc.

The front of the banknote features three important buildings and the bust of Wojciech Korfanty, one of the fathers of independent Poland. The back of the banknote features the motif common to all the €0 souvenir banknotes.

The "Anniversary" version is additionally protected with a yellow fluorescent paint.

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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