The centenary of the formation of the Polish Legions is honored on
new 20-zloty commemorative notes released into circulation Aug. 5, 2014.
The notes are the first to be printed on polymer, according to the
National Bank of Poland. Up to 50,000 notes will be issued.
The face of the note features a portrait of Marshal Jozef Klemens
Pilsudski wearing his military uniform.
Pilsudski was a Polish statesman and independence activist who
viewed Russia as the main obstacle to Polish independence.
Pilsudski died May 12, 1935. He was born in 1867.
The back of the notes show depictions of the many Polish military
awards. The notes also feature a hologram depicting Belvedere Palace,
which can be seen on both sides of the notes.