Commemorative Coins "St Nicholas Of Myra In Lycia The Wonderworker"

Put into circulation on: silver, 500 rubles - 19 July 2013 ; gold, 5,000 rubles - 18 September 2013

Design: E.Kurghinyan (Armenia)
Minted by: silver, 500 rubles - B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH, Karlsfeld, Germany; gold, 5,000 rubles - CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania.
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925, Alloy standard of gold: 999
  • Denomination: 500 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 500
  • Fine silver content, g: 462.5, gold – 0.04)
  • Quality: "proof", Gold-plated elements are used.
  • Diameter, mm: 100.25
  • Mintage, pcs.: up to 777
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  • in box – 1,081 ruble 00 copecks
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  • Gold, Alloy standard of gold: 999.9
  • Denomination: 5,000 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 500
  • Fine gold content, g: 499.95
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 80.25
  • Mintage, pcs.: up to 77
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The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is grained with gaps therein and an indication of the coin’s serial number on the plain surface.

Obverse

at the top — the image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus (in the center); in the center of the coin — gold-plated (on the silver coin) images showing scenes from the life of St Nicholas the Wonderworker (the birth of St Nicholas, the miraculous return of the carpet, the return of the son to parents, the ship’s deliverance from sinking, the salvation of three men from execution, the appearance of the icon of St Nicholas to Prince Dmitry Donskoy, and the transfer of relics to the city of Bari) against the background of the sea and land; at the bottom — the year of issue and the alloy standard; and circumferential inscriptions: at the top — РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and at the bottom — denomination: 500 РУБЛЁЎ and 5000 РУБЛЁЎ (500 RUBLES and 5000 RUBLES).

Reverse

at the top — circumferential ornamental pattern and an inscription: СВЯТИТЕЛЬ НИКОЛАЙ МИР ЛИКИЙСКИХ ЧУДОТВОРЕЦ (ST NICHOLAS OF MYRA IN LYCIA THE WONDERWORKER); and in the center — the representation of St Nicholas the Wonderworker (the halo above St Nicholas is plated with gold).