Commemorative coins "Vseslav of Polotsk"

Put into circulation on 28 December 2005

Design: S.Zaskevich (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.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
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  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • 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 coins bears inscription "УМАЦАВАННЕ І АБАРОНА ДЗЯРЖАВЫ" (STRENGTHENING AND DEFENDING THE STATE).

Obverse

in the center – reconstruction of Cathedral of St. Sophia built during the reign of Usyaslau of Polatsk; at the top – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; along the rim inscription – "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); at the bottom – year of issue, (silver coin – alloy standard) and face value "20 РУБЛЁЎ" (20 ROUBLES) – on silver coin and "1 РУБЕЛЬ" (1 ROUBLE) – on copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

the relief effigy of Usyaslau of Polatsk, to the left of it – conventionalized image of the wolf at the background of the solar disk, which symbolizes supernatural abilities of Usyaslau of Polatsk; in the left–hand part along the rim – inscription "УСЯСЛАЎ ПОЛАЦКІ" (USYASLAU OF POLATSK) and years of his reign "1044 – 1101".