Commemorative coins "The Legend of Bullfinch"

Put into circulation on 20 November 2014

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 – 48 rubles 88 copecks
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 8 rubles 63 copecks
out of stock

The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is grained.

Obverse

at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus, a circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), in the center – the stylized image of birds, lacy snowflakes and fir trees symbolizing Belarusian legends and elements of the Belarusian folk straw plaiting on the background of the eternal movement symbol— the spinning wheels, the texture of which is turning into the structure of the growth tree rings; at the bottom –denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin, on the left side – the year of issue (alloy standard – on the silver coin).

Reverse

in the center – the stylized image of the bullfinch that has relief images of lacy snowflakes and branches on the chest, wings and back; around the bird there are the images of ash berries which are the favourite ones for the bullfinch, as well as the symbols of the Belarusian legends. On the right there is a circumferential inscription: ЛЕГЕНДА ПРА ГIЛЯ (LEGEND OF THE BULLFINCH).