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[zlaw-tee] /ˈzlɔ ti/
noun, plural zlotys (collectively) zloty.
a nickel coin and monetary unit of Poland, equal to 100 groszy.
Abbreviation: Zl.
1915-20; < Polish złoty literally, of gold, golden, adj. derivative of złoto gold Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for zloty


noun (pl) -tys, -ty
the standard monetary unit of Poland, divided into 100 groszy
Word Origin
from Polish: golden, from zlyoto gold; related to Russian zoloto gold
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Word Origin and History for zloty

monetary unit of Poland, 1842, from Polish złoty, literally "of gold," from złoto "gold," related to Russian zoloto, Czech zlato "gold" (see gold).

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Encyclopedia Article for zloty

monetary unit of Poland. Each zloty (spelled zloty in Polish) is divided into 100 groszy. The National Bank of Poland has the exclusive right to issue currency in the country. Coins range from 1 groszy to 5 zlotys, and bills are issued in amounts varying between 10 and 200 zlotys. On the obverse side of the banknotes are historical figures; for example, King Casimir III (1310-70) appears on the 50-zloty note, and King Sigismund I (1467-1548) is on the 200-zloty bill. The reverse side is adorned with a symbol of the reign of the figure on the front. For example, the 50-zloty note contains an eagle from the royal seal of Casimir III, and the 200-zloty note depicts an eagle intertwined with an S, a design taken from a chapel bearing Sigismund's name.

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