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Description of 200 zloty note

Awers banknotu obiegowego o nominale 200 zl Rewers banknotu obiegowego o nominale 200 zl

Format: 144 × 72 mm
Paper:white

Security features:
  • watermark
    portrait of King Sigismund I the Old

  • security thread
    on left-hand side of note, with repeated inscription comprising denomination, "200 ZL", and its mirror image

  • microlettering
    front: repeated vertical inscription, "RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA", to right of watermark; repeated letters "RP" within separate field in background of number "200" on top right-hand side, with repeated inscription, "RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA", above field

    back: repeated inscription, "NARODOWY BANK POLSKI", above and below depiction of eagle, in semicircles separated by lines, and repeated inscription, "RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA", above lower field giving note's denomination in numbers and words

  • fluorescence under UV light
    front: square in willow green with inscription, "200 ZL", in top left-hand corner; metallised ink in bottom right-hand corner in separate window, and fragments of guilloche background on right-hand side and in centre of note (all in yellow); serial number printed vertically in orange on right of note

    back: guilloche ribbon in upper part of note, drawing of crown in oval, fragments of composition of guilloche lines making up repeated number "200", fragment of lower separate field and part of initials "NBP" (all in yellow)

  • hologram
    on front of note, to left of portrait, in shape of Renaissance cartouche, with large inscription, "NBP 200", or small inscriptions, "NBP 200", becoming visible depending on angle of vision

  • see-through register (recto-verso)
    drawing of crown in oval and clear windows to left of portrait, above and symmetrically below, at edges of note within guilloche background

  • latent image (angle effect)
    crown in oval or number "200" become visible on front of note, in separate field on lower right-hand side, depending on angle of vision

  • metallised ink
    on front of note, light brown and yellow colours in separate field in bottom right-hand corner

  • optically variable ink
    on front of note, to right of portrait, small wreath below crown changes colour from pink to grey-green depending on angle of vision

Serial number:
two upper-case letters and seven digits in ascending size on front of note, printed horizontally in black on lower left-hand side and vertically in red on right-hand side

Predominant colours:
front - several shades of brown, light yellow, olive green
back - several shades of brown, olive green

Front design:
Portrait of King Sigismund I the Old in centre area, enclosed to left by fragment of wreath interwoven with ribbon; to right of portrait - inscription, "ZYGMUNT I STARY". Left of portrait - at top, depiction of eagle, emblem of Polish Republic, and inscription, "NARODOWY BANK POLSKI"; below that - hologram; below that - inscription, "WARSZAWA 25 MARCA 1994 r."; below that - inscription, "PREZES", and signature; below that - inscription, "GLOWNY SKARBNIK", and signature. On left-hand side of note, in area of watermark - composition of guilloche lines. In top left-hand corner, arranged vertically - number "200", with line underneath and inscription below, "DWIESCIE ZLOTYCH". In bottom left-hand corner - marking for the visually impaired, consisting of triangle with raised edges. Right-hand side of note contains two separate fields, upper and lower. Upper field bears number "200", with drawing of crown in oval below and four "200"s around crown, and drawing of small wreath underneath. In background of crown and small wreath - fragment of large wreath. Lower field framed at top and bottom with white ornamentation. Number "200" in top left-hand corner, line below that, marking for the visually impaired and upper right-hand field are all filled with white ornamentation. Background of note consists of guilloche mesh with intersecting lines of light yellow, beige, light brown, olive green, light pink and light grey.

Back design:
Depiction of eagle intertwined with letter "S" in centre area, within hexagon from the Sigismund Chapel in cathedral on Wawel Hill. At top - inscription, "NARODOWY BANK POLSKI". Below - rectangular field of ornamentation bearing number "200" to left and inscription, "DWIESCIE ZLOTYCH", to right. Above inscription - legend, "BANKNOTY EMITOWANE PRZEZ NARODOWY BANK POLSKI SA PRAWNYM SRODKIEM PLATNICZYM W POLSCE". To left of eagle - drawing of crown in oval and four "200"s around crown, with depiction of Wawel Castle courtyard forming background for eagle, and guilloche ribbon above. To left and right of courtyard, and in background of upper part of eagle - composition of guilloche lines making up repeated number "200". In top right-hand corner - number "200" filled with white ornamentation, and in bottom corner - initials "NBP". Area of watermark and margins printed with composition of guilloche lines.

NBP interest rates

Reference rate2.50
Lombard rate4.00
Deposit rate1.00
Rediscount rate2.75

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Table of 2014-07-24
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