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ABNCo, 20 gold 1939 - MODEL - 0000000

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Grade: UNC/AU
Reference: Miłczak 87Wf

Slightly rarer variety with numbering marked with seven zeros and red printed "MODEL" on the obverse. Triple perforation.

Beautiful design by Zygmunt Karpinski with a portrait of a girl in a Pszczyna wedding costume (according to a photograph by M.Steckel).

Beautifully preserved, no bending through the field of the bill. Minor crease on the left margin.

A natural piece.

A needed variant of the design, intended for domestic cash registers, whose occurrence is rarer than variants dedicated to foreign cash registers.

On September 1, 1939, the Republic of Poland was attacked by German troops. Despite the resistance put up, the Polish army succumbed to the onslaught of Hitler's German army attacking simultaneously from the north, west and south. In addition, on September 17, Poland was attacked by Soviet troops occupying the eastern lands of the Republic. The Polish government did not sign the capitulation, evacuating to Romania where it was interned. Along with him, the authorities of the Bank of Poland left the country, taking with them gold, securities, assets, a stock of paper money and matrices for printing them. Saving Polish gold was important for the continuation of the Polish Bank's issuing activities.

The paper money, designed in France, was supplemented by denominations of 20 and 50 zlotys with a new design and an issue date of August 20, 1939. Their printing was ordered in New York in early August 1942. They were printed by the securities printer - American Bank Note Company.

The banknotes ordered in New York were created under the supervision of Zygmunt Karpinski, director of the Bank of Poland, who traveled to place the order. It was sent to the United States when it turned out that the London securities printers could not fulfill the entire order needed.

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