The Photo Exhibition "Portraits & Coins"
6 June will see the launch of the next edition of the Photo Exhibition "Portraits & Coins", prepared by the National Bank of Poland. This time visitors may admire photographs of Polish Olympic athletes and football players with the most beautiful NBP commemorative coins. More than a hundred photographs depict outstanding athletes: Olympians and football players who will be competing at the London Olympics and the European Football Championships Euro 2012.
The exhibition also features photos of legendary participants in world’s sports events ,bringing us much excitement in the past. Among them are great sporting personalities such as Irena Szewińska, Otylia Jędrzejczak, "Górski’s Eagles", Zbigniew Boniek, the stars of European football, and others.
In Warsaw, the exhibition will be open from 6 June to 31 July 2012 in the passage between the monument of Adam Mickiewicz and Hoover’s Square (outdoors) and at the neighbouring „Skwer – Fabryka Trzciny” Art Center (indoors, at 60 a Krakowskie Przedmieście Street, level -1).
After the exhibition, autographed portraits, along with the coins, will be donated to an auction in support of the 21st Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, to be held in January 2013. All the athletes taking part in this project have agreed to free use of their images.
The National Bank of Poland holds the exclusive right to issue the currency of the Republic of Poland. For nearly 50 years, it has been also issuing collector coins. Until now the NBP has commemorated more than 450 themes – the most important events for Poles and outstanding personalities of Polish history.