Commemorative coin "Mercury"
Put into circulation on 17 May 2012Design: U. Valejak (Poland)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
- Denomination: 10 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 10
- Fine silver content, g: 9.25
- Quality: "proof", Pad-printed elements are used.
- Diameter, mm: 32
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 11,111
- Set of Silver Coins "The Solar System"
The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is plain.
in the center — an ancient sculpture of Atlas holding planet Earth on his shoulders against a stylized image of the fragment of the solar system with a circumferential inscription in Latin therein: SYSTEMA SOLARE; at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); on the left-hand side along the rim — the denomination: 10 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES); and on the right-hand side along the rim — the year of issue, the alloy standard, and the trademark of the Mint of Poland PLC.
in the center — an image of planet Mercury produced by pad printing and beneath, on the left-hand side — the astronomical symbol for planet Mercury and an inscription in Latin: MERCURIUS. The stylized images of the fragments of the 16th-century star charts showing the solar system are used as the background.