Commemorative coins dedicated to the 200th Annyversary of Adam Mickewicz

Put into circulation on: silver, 10 rubles - 21 October 1998 ; copper–nickel, 1 ruble - 29 December 1998

Design: T.S.Radivilko (Belarus)
Minted by: Moscow Mint of Goznak, Moscow, Russia
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 10 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 16.82
  • Fine silver content, g: 15.55
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 18 rubles 71 copeck
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  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 14.35
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
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The coins are round. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.

Obverse

within the circular geometric ornament – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; beneath – year of issue, silver coin – fine silver content and alloy standard; inscriptions along the rim – at the top: "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom: "ДЗЕСЯЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TEN ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the center – the relief effigy of Adam Mitskevich, beneath – inscription: "A. МIЦКЕВIЧ" (A.MITSKEVICH), in the right–hand part – years of his life: "1798–1855".

In 1998, the Republic of Belarus, together with the world community, observed the 200–th birthday of Adam Mitskevich, a great poet of Belarusian decent, whose works had a tremendous impact on the development of Belarusian literature.
Being the founder of revolutionary romanticism in Polish literature, Adam Mitskevich had close ties with his native land – Belarus. He highly valued folklore, described hard everyday life of ordinary people, calling the Belarusian language "...the most harmonic and the least changed language compared with other Slavonic languages". His works reflect themes and personages suggested by life and history of Belarusian people.