Banknotes and coins
Collector coins - general information
Narodowy Bank Polski apart from coins in circulation, including Nordic Gold coins of 2 złote denomination, issues gold and silver collector coins to be sold both at home and abroad. They are destined to commemorate events, anniversaries, well-known personalities etc., as well as to satisfy the collectors' demand. Issuing of collector coins was started in the half of the sixties.
At present, coins are launching in the series: "Polish Voyagers and Explorers", "Animals of the World", "Monuments of Material Culture in Poland" (previously "Castles and Palaces in Poland"), "Polish Painters of the Turn of 19th and 20th Centuries", "The Polish Calendar of Traditional Customs and Rituals", "History of the Polish Zloty", and various occasional coins. Gold and silver collector coins are usually minted in proof quality in the State Mint in Warsaw, they are put into round plastic capsules, and gold ones - additionally into boxes with attached certificates of technical data and brief description.
Apart them, there are ounce coins (minted in gold .9999 with pure gold content 1/10, 1/4, 1/2, and 1 oz.) featuring stylized image of the Golden Eagle, so-called investment (or bullion) coins. They are minted for thesaurization purposes. Gold ounce coins are firmly sealed in special plastic packages, so-called CertiCards. Every package is enclosed with a foiled certificate of technical data and brief description. Prices of the ounce coins are daily updated, and depend upon gold prices on London Stock Exchange and USD exchange rate.
All coins issued by the NBP are legal tender in Poland.
The NBP Regional Branches conduct sale of collector items to natural persons (individual customers) within the territory of Poland. Whereas the sale of collector items to legal persons is conducted by the NBP Regional Branches and Cash and Issue Department of the NBP, Warsaw, 11/21 Świętokrzyska Street.