Commemorative coins "The Legend of the Bear"

Put into circulation on: 27 December 2012

Design: O.Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Silver , Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 33.62
  • Fine silver content, g: 31.1
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 69 rubles 00 copecks
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 6 rubles 33 copecks
out of stock

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

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the stylized silhouettes of a bear and images of men – the characters of Belarusian folk legends – and Belarusian plaited patterns against the background of a spinning wheel symbolizing perpetual motion, where the wheel’s pattern is changing into the structure of tree rings; at the bottom – the year of issue (and the alloy standard on the silver coin); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and at the bottom – the denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel one.

Reverse

in the center – the stylized image of a bear accompanied by mythological characters and symbols of Belarusian legends; and at the bottom – a circumferential inscription: ЛЕГЕНДА ПРА МЯДЗВЕДЗЯ (THE LEGEND OF THE BEAR).