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Today is the 99th anniversary of the establishment of the State Printing Plant (Państwowe Zakłady Graficzne)

On 25 January 1919, at a meeting of the Cabinet chaired by premier Ignacy Jan Paderewski, a motion of the Treasury Minister Dr Józef Englich on the establishment of PZG was approved.

In accordance with the Minister's motion, 2 million Polish marks were allocated for this purpose, and a loan of up to 8 million Polish marks was opened at Polska Krajowa Kasa Pożyczkowa. Printing houses of J. Hirszowicz at Aleje Jerozolimskie 105 (currently 97) were purchased for the seat of PZG. The production of watermarked paper took place in the prison paper mill at ul. Rakowiecka 37.

The first banknote to be printed by PZG was the 100 Polish marks. On 10 July 1926, a joint stock company Polska Wytwórnia Papierów Wartościowych (Polish Security Printing Works) was established in place of PZG. In the same year, the construction of the building at ul. Romana Sanguszki in Warsaw began, where the headquarters of the PWPW is still located.

PWPW (Polish Security Printing Works)

1 R. Sanguszki Street
00-222 Warsaw, Poland
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tel. (+48) 22 235 20 00
fax (+48) 22 235 24 50