Sunday, July 26, 2009

Belarus 20 roubles 2008, silver commemorative coin

Obverse: at the top – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and inscription REPUBLIC OF BELARUS; in the center – on a background of a symbol of eternal movement – wheels of a distaff passing in structure of annual rings on cuts of a tree – the stylized image of silhouettes of cuckooes and elements of the Belarus national ornament; beneath: year of issue, fine silver alloy standard at the bottom – face value 20 ROUBLES – inscriptions along the rim at the top REPUBLIC OF BELARUS.
Reverse: in the center – the stylized image of a cuckoo, which wings remind a wave of long sleeves of lady's wear in dance; on a silhouette of a bird – elements of the Belarus national ornament; under the right wing – conditional images of statuettes of children and ovals in the form of eggs which serve as symbols of a legend; at the left on a circle an inscription: The Legend of the Cuckoo.
Design: O. Novoselova (Belarus).
Minted by: CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania
Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
Denomination: 20 rubles
Weight of coin: 33.62 g
Fine silver content: 31.1 g
Quality: "proof"
Diameter: 38.61 mm
Mintage: 5000 pcs.

Source: National bank of the Belarus.

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