Commemorative coin "Turandot"
Put into circulation on 24 December 2008Design: S.Nekrasova (Belarus)
Minted by: The Mint of Poland PLC., Warsaw, Poland
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
- Denomination: 20 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 28.28
- Fine silver content, g: 26.16
- Quality: "uncirculated", The coin is oxidized and inlaid with synthetic crystal.
- Diameter, mm: 38.61
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 25,000
- without box – 30 rubles 75 copecks
- in box – 31 ruble 64 copecks
The coin is round in shape. The con’s edge is plain.
at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the representation of a boy and a girl against the background of the starry sky, sitting on a swiveled crescent moon and holding an open book; beneath – the year of issue; and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), and at the bottom – ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY RUBLES).
in the center – the image of Princess Turandot, the main character of the fairy tale, against the background of a stylized curtain which represents the miracles and riddles of Turandot: the tree of life against the Globe; on the left – the image of Lion of Adria; on the right (at the top) – the round zirconium insertion of a bright orange color which represents the Sun – one more Turandot’s riddle; on the right – the image of a magic palace; and at the top – the inscription ТУРАНДОТ (TURANDOT) against the background of the Chinese folding fan.