Commemorative coins dedicated to the 2000th Anniversary of Christianity (In the Orthodox religion)
Put into circulation on 20 December 1999Design: Obverse designer: T.Radivilko (Belarus).Reverse designer: V.Lemachko (Belarus)
Minted by: Moscow Mint of Goznak, Moscow, Russia
- 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: 39
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 5,000
- without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
- Denomination: 1 ruble
- Weight of coin, g: 14.35
- Quality: "proof–like"
- Diameter, mm: 33
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 10,000
- without box – 1 ruble 03 copecks
Coins are round. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.
Within the circular geometric ornament – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; beneath – year of issue, silver coin – fine silver content and alloy standard; inscriptions along the rim – at the top: "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom: "ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TWENTY ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.
In the center – the relief of the Church of Nativity; above – The Bethlehem Star; inscriptions along the rim: at the top – "2000 ГОД НАРАДЖЭННЮ ХРЫСТОВУ" (2000 YEARS SINCE JESUS CHRIST'S BIRTH), at the bottom – "ВIФЛЕЕМ" (BETHLEHEM).
The commemorative coin of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus dedicated to the 2000–th anniversary of Christianity features the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem.