The National Bank of Poland is introducing new collectors’ coins from the series “Great Polish Economists” into circulation. From March 18 this year. You can buy custom silver coins of Ferdinand Zweig and Adam Krzyinovsky, starting March 25 this year. Coin with a picture of Adam Heidel.

The series, which commemorates the prominent Polish scientists in the field of economics, opened in 2017 with a coin bearing the image of Nicolaus Copernicus. The following coins appear: Fryderyk Skarbek, Roman Rybarski, Stanisław Głąbiński, Stanisław Grabski, and Leopold Caro.

Coins with a face value of 10 zlotys are struck with a silver mirror stamp. The coins contain portraits of economists and parts of their works.

– The National Bank of Poland issues collector and commemorative coins as well as collector banknotes to commemorate important historical memories and people, leading to an increased interest in Polish science, history and traditions. The number of the “Great Polish Economists” series fits perfectly with the educational mission of the National Bank of Poland, presenting leading figures in the field of economics and their scientific achievements – says Barbara Jarosziek, Director of the Department of Issuance and Treasury at National Bank of Poland.

On the economists of the latest currencies:

Ferdinand Zweig (1896-1988) was an economist and sociologist. He studied law and economics in Vienna and Krakow, then lectured at Jagiellonian University for many years. In the interwar period, he dealt with economic journalism, and was published in the press, incl. He ran the economics department at “Ilustrowany Kurier Codzienny”. After the outbreak of World War II, he left for Great Britain, and later lectured at Israeli universities. While in exile, he devoted himself to sociology. Main business: In Poland’s economic program, four economic systems. Globalism – nationalism – liberalism – socialism, consumer economics, credit, economics and technology, twilight, or revival of liberalism.

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Coin with the portrait of Ferdinand Zweig

Adam Krzynowski (1873-1963) was an economist, lawyer, politician, and academic lecturer. He was active in the social, political and scientific life of Krakow. During World War II, he was arrested and taken to the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen. After his release, he became involved in clandestine teaching. He was a member of the National Council of Facade, a member of the Legislative Council of Representatives on behalf of the Democratic Party, and was active in the Polish Academy of Education. Major Works: Money, Economic Assumptions, Treasury, the Impoverishment of Contemporary Poland.

Coin with the portrait of Adam Krzyinovsky

Adam Heidel (1893-1941), economist and political journalist. He graduated in law from Jagiellonian University, where he lectured in economics. He headed the Economic Institute of the Polish Academy of Education and edited the journal “Studia Ekonomiczne”. In 1939, he was arrested by the German occupiers and taken to the concentration camp in Sachsenhausen. After his release, he became involved in secret activities, for which he was sent to the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp and shot. Most important works: basic methodological issues in economics, causation in economics, capitalism and socialism in relation to ethics or ideas about culture.

Coin with a picture of Adam Heidel

The NBP-released collector items are available at regional NBP branches and the Kolekcjoner online store.

Detailed information on the website