Commemorative coins dedicated to the 200th Anniversary of Ignacy Domeiko

Put into circulation on 2 September 2002

Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 33.63
  • Fine silver content, g: 31.1
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 1,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
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  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
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The coins are round. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

Obverse

within the circular geometric ornament – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; beneath – year of issue; inscriptions along the rim – at the top: "РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom: "ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TWENTY ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АДЗІН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the right–hand part – relief effigy of Ignatius Dameika; in the left–hand part – relief effigy of a geological hammer and an inset of a stone similar to dameikit and its chemical formula (on the copper–nickel coin the inset is absent and on its place the relief effigy of mountains is placed); at the bottom in the left–hand part – inscription in four lines "IГНАТ ДАМЕЙКА 1802 1889" (IGNATIUS DAMEIKA 1802–1889); at the bottom in the right–hand part – relief effigy of fragment of mountain chain in Andes, adopted in honor of I. Dameika, and inscription "CORDILLERA DE DOMEYKO".