King Stanisław’s monetary reform and foundation of the Mint
The Royal Elections chooses Stanisław August Poniatowski for the king, obligating him to carry out a monetary reform and to establish a new mint.
A new monetary system in Poland
A mint reform comes into effect along which a new monetary system in Poland is created. In 1966, i.e. the 200th anniversary of this event, this date is set to be the official date of the foundation of the Warsaw Mint. Currently, in Poland, 10th February is celebrated as the Mint Master’s Day.
On the initiative of King Stanislaw August Poniatowski and upon his request, the Warsaw Mint manufactures a new decoration - the War Order of Virtuti Militari. The Polish highest military decoration was awarded after the beginning of the Polish-Russian war in defence of the Constitution of 3 May.
Third Partition of Poland and the break in its activity
As a result of the Third Partition of Poland, the Warsaw Mint is closed down. Its activity is resumed in 1810 for the Duchy of Warsaw.
November Uprising: to 1831 the Mint manufactures insurgent coins and it also becomes an armaments factory for the Polish insurgents.
The rouble entering Poland and another pause in conducting its activity
Closing down of the Mint by the tsarist authorities as the result of replacing the Polish currency with the tsarist rouble. The first Russian coin with a face value of 1 rouble was minted in 1842, starting the process of russification of Polish lands in the dimension of the currency.
The Mint in independent Poland
After regaining independence, the coinage production in Warsaw is reactivated. The official opening of the building of the Polish State Mint at ul. Markowska by President Stanisław Wojciechowski and Minister of Treasury Wladyslaw Grabski takes place. Grabski issues a regulation on the first Polish coin designs.
The Mint during the war
The occupation of the buildings of the Polish State Mint by German authorities. Striking zinc coins for the occupied Polish territory. To 1944 the Mint was occupied by Germans who blew the buildings of the Mint in 1944 during the retreat from the city.
The resumption of the Mint’s operation after the Second World War
The new headquarters, an eagle with a crown and denominational coins
Beginning of transformations of the Mint, the end of which is to be in 1994. According to the Act of 29 December, 1989, coins again bear the name of the country, i.e. the Republic of Poland, and the national emblem - an eagle with a crown. In 1991 laying the foundation stone of the newly built building of the Mint at ul. Żelazna took place. A veil of secrecy was thrown over the production of new Polish denominational coins which are the official legal tender in the territory of the Republic of Poland until the present day.
The Mint on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
In 1998 the Company had its debut on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Change of the name and becoming part of Multico
The name Mennica Państwowa S.A. is changed into Mennica Polska S.A. Mennica Polska S.A. becomes part of the Capital Group of Multico.
One of the best in the world
As the leading manufacturer of mint products in the country and an outstanding participant of the foreign market in this segment, the Mint of Poland, famous for bold and innovative projects, is currently among three most technologically advanced mints in the world, which allows it to promote its brand successfully in the most distant destinations.