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Have they changed more than the Zloty?

Old coin and new coin
     Now! I want you to notice something. A lot has changed in the past twenty years. Sure, inflation has eroded the value of the old zloty, and now it has been revalued. But notice the crown is BACK on the eagle, just like it was in the old days. Look further! The very NAME of the country has changed. In the communist days it was "Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa" (Polish Republic of the People). Now, it's "Rzeczpospolita Polska" (Republic of Poland). The paper money used to have pictures of politicians on it; now it features the ancient line of KINGS!!

Dzieki Bogu!!!

Zlote i groszy
     These are all mixed up, I'll sort them later. The smaller groszy coins, 1, 2, and 5, are brass. The 10, 20, and 50 groszy and the 1 zloty are nickel alloy. The 2 zlote and 5 zlotych are bi-metal. Abe is there to show you the relative size.

Graphic designs by:
The Polish Government.
Photography and webpage design:
© Gene Tencza, 1999
Page last revised: 3/22/01
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