Commemorative coins "Dzyady"

Put into circulation on 28 October 2008

Design: S.Zaskevich (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: "uncirculated", The coin is oxidized, inlaid with synthetic crystal.
  • 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: 16
  • Quality: "uncirculated"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 32 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. The surface of the coins is oxidized.

Obverse

the relief image showing the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus in the circle surrounded by the geometrical ornament; in the center – the solar sign comprising an octagonal geometric pattern with the decorative elements which is symbolizing the rays of the sun; beneath – the year of issue (alloy standard shown on the silver coin); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛИКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and at the bottom – ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY RUBLES) on the silver coin and АДЗІН РУБЕЛЬ (ONE RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the center – the interior of a village hut in which the table was set to pray for the dead; at the top – two angels that are holding a candle over the entrance to the hut (on the silver coin – the inset from synthetic orange crystal imitating fire); on the left, right, and at the top – relief elements of the Belarusian national ornament with the motives of the Soul; and at the bottom – a circumferential inscription: ДЗЯДЫ (DZYADY).