Commemorative coins "Gleb of Mensk"

Put into circulation on 12 July 2007

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
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15.5
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 06 copecks
out of stock

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

Obverse

in the center – the reconstruction of the citadel gateway of ancient Mensk; 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), at the bottom – the year of issue (alloy standard shown on the silver coin), and denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

the relief image of Gleb of Mensk, on the left – the representation of the unique stone icon of the Theotokos dating back to the 12th–13th centuries which has been found during the excavations of ancient Mensk, and a circumferential inscription: ГЛЕБ МЕНСКІ (GLEB OF MENSK) and the period of his rule: from 1101 to 1119.