Commemorative coins dedicated to the 120th Anniversary of Yakub Kolas

Put into circulation on 10 June 2002

Design: S.Zaskevich (Belarus)
Minted by: CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 10 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 16.55
  • Fine silver content, g: 15.55
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 1,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 18 rubles 71 copeck
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 15
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 2,000
Sale prices:
  • without box – 1 ruble 00 copecks
out of stock

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, silver coin – fine silver content and alloy standard; inscriptions along the rim – at the top: "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom: "ДЗЕСЯЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TEN ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.

Reverse

in the center – the relief effigy of Yakub Kolas, in the left–hand part – years of his life "1882 – 1956", under it – a stylized effigy of oak, in the right–hand part along the rim – inscription "ЯКУБ КОЛАС" (YAKUB KOLAS).

KOLAS, Yakub (pen name of MITSKEVICH Kanstantsin Mikhailavich; 1882–1956), Belarusian poet, prose writer, publicist, scholar, teacher, one of the founders of Belarusian literature and literary language. Belarusian People's Poet (1926), academician of the Academy of Sciences of the Belarusian SSR (1928), honored scientific worker of Belarus (1944), winner of two USSR State prizes (1946, 1949).