Commemorative coins "Candlemas. The EurAsEC Nations' Customs and Rites"
Put into circulation on 29 December 2010Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: FSUE "Goznak" St Petersburg, Russia
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925, Alloy standard of gold: 999
- Denomination: 20 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 33.63
- Fine silver content, g: 31.1, gold – 0.0625)
- Quality: "proof", Gold-plated elements are used.
- Diameter, mm: 39
- Mintage, pcs.: 2,500
- without box – 63 rubles 25 copecks
- in box – 68 rubles 82 copecks
- Denomination: 1 ruble
- Weight of coin, g: 14.48
- Quality: "proof–like"
- Diameter, mm: 32
- Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
- without box – 4 rubles 60 copecks
The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge is grained.
at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus (in the middle) with an inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) above it; in the center — the representation of the EurAsEC logo framed by the ornamental pattern symbolizing the Candlemas taper; and at the bottom — the denomination: ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY RUBLES) on the silver coin and АДЗIН РУБЕЛЬ (ONE RUBLE) on the copper-nickel one, to the right of the logo — the year of issue and to the left — the alloy standard on the silver coin.
in the center — the relief image of a bird flying over the fields covered in snow (on the silver coin the bird is gold-plated), a symbol of the meeting between winter and summer.