Commemorative coins "Berezinsky Biosphere Nature Reserve. Beaver"

Put into circulation on: gold, 50 rubles - 18 July 2006 ; silver, 20 rubles - 25 November 2002 ; copper–nickel, 1 ruble - 25 November 2002

Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
  • Gold, Alloy standard of gold: 900
  • Denomination: 50 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 8
  • Fine gold content, g: 7.2
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 21
  • Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 445 rubles 93 copecks
  • in box – 446 rubles 61 copeck
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  • 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.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
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  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 13.16
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 32
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
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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, gold and silver coin – alloy standard; inscriptions along the rim – at the top: "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom: "ПЯЦЬДЗЕСЯТ РУБЛЁЎ" (FIFTY ROUBLES) on the gold coin, "ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TWENTY ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the centre – the relief effigy of beavers' family against a background of the stylised reservoir; inscriptions along the rim: in the left–hand part at the top – "БЯРЭЗІНСКІ БІЯСФЕРНЫ ЗАПАВЕДНІК" (BEREZINSKY BIOSPHERE PRESERVE), at the bottom – "БАБЕР" (BEAVER).