Commemorative coins Dniepra–Sozhsky Wildlife Reserve

Put into circulation on 21 December 2007

Design: S.Nekrasova (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • 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.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 14.35
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 09 copecks
out of stock

The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge bears inscriptions: ЗАКАЗНІКІ БЕЛАРУСІ (WILD LIFE RESERVES OF BELARUS) * ЗАКАЗНІК ДНЕПРА–СОЖСКИ (DNIEPRA–SOZHSKY WILDLIFE RESERVE).

Obverse

against the background of ornamental canvas: at the top – the image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and an inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the image of a plant in blossom; at the bottom – an inscription: ЗВАНОК ЛІЛЕЯЛІСТЫ (LILYLEAF LADYBELL); the year of issue (alloy standard shown on the silver coin) and denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the center – the relief image of the Sterlet against the background of the stretch of the river and the river bank of the wildlife reserve; at the top – the representation of the fragment of the traditional Belarusian ornament symbolizing life; and at the bottom – an inscription: СЦЕРЛЯДЗЬ (THE STERLET).