Commemorative coin "Christening"
Put into circulation on 6 May 2009Design: S.Nekrasova (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
- Denomination: 20 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 33.63
- Fine silver content, g: 31.1
- Quality: "brilliant–uncirculated", Pad-printed elements are used.
- Diameter, mm: 38.61
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 25,000
- without box – 36 rubles 56 copecks
- in box – 63 rubles 83 copecks
- Denomination: 1 ruble
- Weight of coin, g: 13.16
- Quality: "brilliant–uncirculated"
- Diameter, mm: 32
- Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
- without box – 2 rubles 19 copecks
The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge is reeded.
at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center — the representation of a stork, standing on the basis of a semicircular decorative arrangement (the symbol of Mother Earth) including the symbols of family, motherhood, children, and the sun; beneath — the year of issue (on the silver coin — the alloy standard) and denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel coin; at the top along the rim — an inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS).
in the center against the background of the ornament — the image of a baby in baptismal clothes depicted above the baptismal font. The cross made with the help of pad-printing technique is worn over the shirt. At the top — the figures of two angels and a dove, beneath — an inscription: ХРЭСЬБIНЫ (THE CHRISTENING).