Commemorative Coins "The Belts of Slutsk. Weaving"

Put into circulation on: 20 December 2013

Design: S.Nekrasova (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", Pad-printed elements are used.
  • Diameter, mm: 50
  • Mintage, pcs.: 7,000
  • Set of Silver Coins the "Belts of Slutsk"
Sale prices:
  • in box – 59 rubles 80 copecks
Sale prices:
  • without box – 8 rubles 05 copecks
  • in box – 16 rubles 07 copecks

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

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center of the coin within the circle – the image of a fragment of the four-faced reversible belt produced by the manufactory of Slutsk (1760(1762)–1776) and exhibited in the Museum of Ancient Belarusian Culture (on a silver coin the belt’s fragment is reproduced with the help of pad-printing technique); at the top along the rim an inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); on the left – the year of issue, on the right – alloy standard (on a silver coin) and artistic element (on a copper-nickel one), on the bottom – denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on a silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on a copper-nickel one.

Reverse

on the left along the rim an inscription: СЛУЦКІЯ ПАЯСЫ. ТКАЦТВА (THE BELTS OF SLUTSK. WEAVING); on the left – the image of a merchant’s figure, symbolizing trade communications of the city of Slutsk, on the right – the ornamental design consisting from the arms of Slutsk, a weaver behind the weaving loom, producing traditional textile belts, and images of the town ( as a symbol of the developed center of the manufacturing production).