Commemorative coin "The Year of the Snake"
Put into circulation on 27 December 2012Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
- Denomination: 20 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 33.63
- Fine silver content, g: 31.1
- Quality: "proof–like", The coin is inlaid with 1 cubic zirconia gem.The elements plated with gold are used.
- Diameter, mm: 38.61
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 8,000
- without box – 68 rubles 74 copecks
- in box – 75 rubles 90 copecks
The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is reeded.
at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center — an arrangement of the clockwork elements, the Sun, and the Moon, where the center of the clockwork is inlaid with a cubic zirconia gem; on the right-hand side — the year of issue; on the left-hand side — the alloy standard; at the bottom — the denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES); and at the top — a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS).
Figures designating the years from 2013 to 2024, in accordance with the number of years in one cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar, are shown within the inner circle. The clockwork elements and the Year of the Snake: 2013 are plated with gold.
in the center — the image of a snake coiled into a spiral which is surrounded by the stars and the ornamental pattern and within the spiral — the gold-plated Chinese hieroglyph representing a snake; and at the bottom — an inscription: ГОД ЗМЯI (THE YEAR OF THE SNAKE)