Commemorative coins "Kestrel"

Put into circulation on 28 December 2010

Design: O.Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 10 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 16.81
  • Fine silver content, g: 15.55
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,500
Sale prices:
  • without box – 18 rubles 28 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 4,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 96 copecks
out of stock

The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge is grained.

Obverse

at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center — the representation of a small bird held in the palms, beneath — the year of issue (the alloy standard shown on the silver coin); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top — РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and at the bottom — the denomination: 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel one.

Reverse

in the center — the relief image of the kestrel (it has been named bird of the year 2010 in Belarus); and circumferential inscriptions: on the left side — ПТУШКА ГОДА (BIRD OF THE YEAR) and on the right side — ЗВЫЧАЙНАЯ ПУСТАЛЬГА (THE KESTREL).