Commemorative coin "The Legend of the Stork"

Put into circulation on 20 November 2007

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"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 11 copecks
out of stock

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

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the image of a spinning wheel symbolizing perpetual motion and folk culture whose pattern is changing into the structure of tree rings embellished with Belarusian ornaments and stylized silhouettes of the storks; beneath – the year of issue (alloy standard shown on the silver coin); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), and at the bottom – 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

the stylized silhouette of the stork symbolizing the Belarusian land whose wings are extended upwards and locked in an embrace within which there are representations of the stars, the moon in the shape of a coiled snake, and a frog in the shape of the constellation – the symbols of the Belarusian legend; the national Belarusian ornaments are shown inside the silhouette of the stork; at the bottom – a circumferential inscription: ЛЕГЕНДА ПРА БУСЛА (THE LEGEND OF THE STORK).