Commemorative coins "The Struve Geodetic arc"

Put into circulation on: 29 December 2006

Design: O.Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Silver , Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 33.62
  • Fine silver content, g: 31.1
  • Quality: "proof", Square shaped, size, mm: 36.00 х 36.00
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
  • in box – 38 rubles 67 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like", Square shaped, size, mm: 29.00 х 29.00
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 14 copecks
out of stock

The coin is square. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

Obverse

at the top from the left side – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and inscription "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the planimetric plotting of Byelorussia and the circuit of points of The Struve Geodetic arc in its territory, beneath: year of issue, fine silver alloy standard,at the bottom – face value "20 РУБЛЁЎ" (20 ROUBLES) – on silver coin and "1 РУБЕЛЬ" (1 ROUBLE) – on copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

at the left – the relief image of a map of Europe on which passes The Struve Geodetic arc, on the right the image of a map of the world, under it an inscription: The Struve Geodetic arc and its extent – 2880 km, on perimeter of a coin are given names of the countries through which The Struve Geodetic arc passes: NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, THE UKRAINE, MOLDOVA.