Commemorative coins "Davyd of Garadzen"

Put into circulation on 19 December 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: "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 14 copecks
out of stock

The coins are round in shape with the raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge bears an inscription: УМАЦАВАННЕ І АБАРОНА ДЗЯРЖАВЫ (STRENGTHENING AND DEFENDING THE STATE).

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the reconstruction of the fortified castle of ancient Novogorodok (at present – Novogrudok); beneath – the inscription 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin and the year of issue; and on the silver coin on the right – alloy standard is shown.

Reverse

in the center – the relief image of Davyd of Garadzen; on the left – the impress of a loppy seal used for official charters with an image of Prince Dovmont Nalshansky who ruled under the Christian name Timofey and was, according to one of the versions, father of Davyd of Garadzen; and circumferential inscriptions ДАВЫД ГАРАДЗЕНСКІ (DAVYD OF GARADZEN) and the years of his service 1314–1326.