Commemorative coins "The Curlew"

Put into circulation on 20 September 2011

Design: O.Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
  • 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.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 29 rubles 90 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 5 rubles 18 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 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 curlew (it has been named bird of the year 2011 in Belarus); and circumferential inscriptions: on the left side — ВЯЛІКІ КУЛЁН (THE CURLEW) and on the right side— ПТУШКА ГОДА (BIRD OF THE YEAR).