The złoty is the official currency of Poland. The name is derived from the Polish adjective “golden”. The official currency symbol: zł. The złoty (golden) in Poland dated back to the midden ages, from the 14th and 15th centuries when the name was used for all foreign gold coins used in Poland. In 1496, the Sejm (Sejm of the Republic of Poland) approved creating a national currency known as the first złoty. A second złoty was introduced in 1924, replacing the marka (currency of the Kingdom of Poland and the Republic of Poland between 1917 and 1924). In 1939, the government introduced banknotes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 500 złoty. After German established the General Government and the Communist Poland periods, a third złoty (PLZ) was introduced, replacing all the notes issued before 1948; from there, the banknotes issued were a stable version. The banknotes issued in these third series were redenominated at a rate of 10,000 PLZ to a 1 PLN (new złoty), and all the legal tenders previously emitted as PLZ denominations were exchangeable into the PLN until the date of each value’s withdrawal. After 31 December 2010. Currently are circulating banknotes in denominations of 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 złoty.
The 10 złotych commemorative note front design features the profile bust of Józef Klemens Piłsudski (1867 – 1935), a Polish statesman who served as the Chief of State and First Marshal of Poland, a front view of the Belweder Palace located in Warsaw (Capital city), which is a symbol of the central government in the early years of reborn Poland and the residence used by Polish presidents, and the crowned White Eagle (Emblem of the Polish Republic). The reverse of the note presents the crowned White Eagle, which is the Emblem of the Polish Republic, and the Monument of the Heroic Deed of the Polish Legions in Kielce. The lettering of the note is presented in the Polish language. This note is part of the 2008 commemorative series ‘’90th anniversary of regaining independence by Poland’’. Its color is olive, tan and rose on a multicolor underprint.
Text: RZECZPOSPOLITA POLSKA, DWADZIEŚCIA ZŁOTYCH, JOZEF PIŁSUDSKI, 20, WARSZAWA, 16 STYCZNIA 2014 r. PREZES NARODOWEGO BANKU POLSKIEGO, GLOWNY SKARBNIK NARODOWEGO BANKU POLSKIEGO, NBP, Narodowy Bank Polski, NARODOWY BANK POLSKI, 10, MILI, VIR, TUTI, TARI, BANKNOTY EMITOWANE PRZEZ NARODOWY BANK POLSKI SA PRAWNYM ŚRODKIEM PŁATNICZYM W POLSCE, 20 DWADZIEŚCIA ZŁOTYCH, NBP Narodowy Bank Polski.