Commemorative coins "The Middle Reaches of the Prypyat River"

Put into circulation on 25 October 2010

Design: S.Nekrasova (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 33.63
  • Fine silver content, g: 31.1
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 14.35
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 2 rubles 07 copecks
out of stock

The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge bears inscriptions: ЗАКАЗНІКІ БЕЛАРУСІ (WILDLIFE RESERVES OF BELARUS) * ЗАКАЗНІК СЯРЭДНЯЯ ПРЫПЯЦЬ (THE MIDDLE REACHES OF THE PRYPYAT RIVER WILDLIFE RESERVE).

Obverse

against the ornamental pattern: at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and an inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the relief image of a plant known as Salvinia natans; at the bottom – the denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel one; in the bottom left-hand part – an inscription: САЛЬВІНІЯ ПЛЫВУЧАЯ (SALVINIA NATANS) (and the alloy standard on the silver coin); in the right-hand part – the year of issue.

Reverse

in the center – the relief image of a turtle against the background of a lake and its bank; at the top – an element of the traditional Belarusian ornament symbolizing life; at the bottom – an inscription: БАЛОТНАЯ ЧАРАПАХА (BOG TURTLE).