Commemorative coin "Polatsk. The Hanseatic League"

Put into circulation on: 28 December 2011

Design: D.Surajewska (Poland)
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: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: up to 7,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 54 rubles 05 copecks
  • in box – 59 rubles 52 copecks

The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is plain.

Obverse

at the top — a circumferential inscription: HANSA (THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE) on the band; beneath the inscription in the right-hand part, against a stylized map with trade routes on it, — the picture of a merchant sailing ship with the image of a trident – an attribute of Neptune, the Roman god of the sea (counterpart of Greek Poseidon), and a caduceus — an attribute of Mercury, the Roman god of trade (counterpart of Greek Hermes), to the right of it; in the left-hand part — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and the year of issue; at the bottom — the denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES), the alloy standard, and the trademark of the Mint of Poland PLC.

Reverse

at the top — a circumferential inscription: ПОЛАЦК (POLATSK); in the center, against the reconstruction of the ancient city, — the scene of trading in the town’s marketplace; in the left-hand part — the city’s coat of arms.