Meritorious Miner of the Polish People's Republic
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The honorary title of Meritorious Miner of the Polish People's Republic was established by the Council of State in 1955. It was permanently discontinued in 1992 following the collapse of the communist regime.
It was conferred upon Polish miners, mine technicians, and mining engineers for meritorious service. Recognised merits included long and faithful service, high productivity, contributions to workplace health and safety, and contributions to technological advancements in the mining industry. Recipients were entitled to a monetary award in the form of a pension increase.
The Badge features initials on the obverse that stand for "Polska Rzeczpospolita Ludowa" (Polish People's Republic) and an additional inscription that translates to "Meritorious Miner."
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