Commemorative coins "Mikalai Radziwill "Chorny"

Put into circulation on 4 February 2015

Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 20 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 33.63
  • Fine silver content, g: 31.1
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 38.61
  • Mintage, pcs.: 1,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 55 rubles 00 copecks
out of stock
  • 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 – 9 rubles 60 copecks
out of stock

The coin is round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge bears an inscription: "УМАЦАВАННЕ І АБАРОНА ДЗЯРЖАВЫ" ("STRENGTHENING AND DEFENDING THE STATE").

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 scene of granting Mikalai Radziwill "Chorny" with the Princely title of the Holy Roman Empire on the background of the first page of the Brest Bible (the fragment of the painting from the exposition of the National and Culural Museum-Reserve in the town of Nesvizh ); at the bottom –denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin and the year of issue; on the silver coin – the alloy standard is on the right side.

Reverse

in the centre –the relief image of Mikalai Radziwill "Chorny", and on the right a circumferential inscription: МІКАЛАЙ РАДЗІВІЛ ЧОРНЫ (MIKALAI RADZIWILL "CHORNY") and the years of his life: from 1515 to 1565.