Commemorative coin "The International Polar Year"

Put into circulation on: 21 December 2007

Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH, Karlsfeld, Germany
  • Silver , Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 31.1
  • Fine silver content, g: 28.77
  • Quality: "proof", The coin is enameled in 3 colors: black, white, and orange.
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 10,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 34 rubles 62 copecks
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The coin is round in shape with the raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is grained.

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus, a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛИКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), and in the center – the representation of the emblem of the International Polar Year; and at the bottom – the year of issue, alloy standard, and denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES).

Reverse

in the center – the relief image of two penguins (enameled in 3 colors: black, white, and orange) against a stylized map of Antarctica; on the left – a circumferential inscription: МІЖНАРОДНЫ ПАЛЯРНЫ ГОД (THE INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR); on the right – geographical coordinates of the location of Belarusian scientists – Antarctic explorers; and at the bottom – the representation of the wind rose.