Jan Karski (1914-2000) was a Polish World War II resistance movement fighter and later professor at Georgetown University. In 1942 and 1943 Karski reported to the Polish government in exile and the Western Allies on the situation in German-occupied Poland, especially the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, and the secretive Nazi extermination camps.
(news by Taigawirbel and Pabitra Saha)
Composition: Nordic gold, CuAl5Zn5Sn1
Weight: 8.15 g
Diameter: 27.00 mm
Mintage: 700 000
Weight: 8.10 g
Diameter: 26.50 mm
Thickness: 2.00 mm
Material: three layer clad construction: pure copper sandwiched between and metallurgically bonded to outer layers of manganese brass
The Central Bank of Libya has unveiled plans for a new half-dinar coin.
The design is similar to that of the coin in current circulation and will have silver outer edge with a golden centre. The new coin will feature a monument from the historic Roman city of Guirza, instead of the current design of a rider on a horse. It will also bear the name of the CBL in English and feature a security tag revealing a star and crescent moon when the coin tilted.
'200th anniversary of the Birth of Taras Shevchenko'
Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814-1861) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.
(news from Taigawirbel)
(biographical info from Wikipedia)
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000