Poland - 1000 zlotych (1965 - P141)

Poland - 1000 zlotych - 1965 - P141

Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) was a Polish mathematician and astronomer who formulated a heliocentric model of the universe which placed the Sun, and not the Earth, in the center. The publication of Copernicus' book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), just before his death in 1543, is considered a major event in the history of science. It began the Copernican Revolution and contributed importantly to the scientific revolution. His image appears on two Polish banknotes of 1000 zlotych.

This one from 1965 shows an image of an heliocentric system on the back along with the zodiac. You can find the other Copernius note here.

Steven Wednesday 15 January 2014 at 3:41 pm | | space
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