Commemorative coins "The Amerigo Vespucci"

Put into circulation on: 19 April 2010

Design: D.Surajewska (Poland)S.Nekrasova (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
  • Silver , Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 28.28
  • Fine silver content, g: 26.16
  • Quality: "brilliant–uncirculated", The coin bears a hologram.
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: up to 7,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 31 ruble 48 copecks
  • in box – 33 rubles 09 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "brilliant–uncirculated"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 4,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 2 rubles 48 copecks
out of stock

The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge is grained.

Obverse

at the top – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus (in the center) and a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the stylized image of the wind rose (the silver coin features a hologram thereon) against the background of a navigation sea chart; at the bottom –circumferential inscriptions: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel one, the year of issue (and the alloy standard and the trademark of the Mint of Poland PLC. on the silver coin).

Reverse

in the center – the image of The Amerigo Vespucci – one of the biggest sailing ships in the world – against the background of the sea and the coastline; on the left – the side view of the reduced image of the ship; and at the bottom – an inscription AMERIGO VESPUCCI.