Commemorative coins "Great White Egret"

Put into circulation on 20 August 2008

Design: O. Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 10 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 16.81
  • Fine silver content, g: 15.55
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 18 rubles 71 copeck
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 16 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 representation of a small bird held in the palms of hands, 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 – 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

the relief image of the Great White Egret (it has been named bird of the year 2008); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – ПТУШКА ГОДА (BIRD OF THE YEAR), and at the bottom – ВЯЛІКАЯ БЕЛАЯ ЧАПЛЯ (GREAT WHITE EGRET).