Commemorative coins "Belavezhskaya Pushcha. The 600th Anniversary of Wildlife Conservation"
Put into circulation on 1 October 2009Design: O.Novosiolova (Belarus)
Minted by: RSE "The Kazakhstan Mint of NB RK", Ust–Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan
- 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.: 8,000
- without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
- in box – 39 rubles 05 copecks
- Denomination: 1 ruble
- Weight of coin, g: 13.16
- Quality: "proof–like"
- Diameter, mm: 32
- Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
- without box – 1 ruble 73 copecks
The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coins’ edge is grained.
at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center — the sign demonstrating internal relationship between the human being and the environment, a tree trunk and the roots entwined therewith as figures of people; and circumferential inscriptions: at the top — РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC
OF BELARUS), at the bottom — 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel coin, the year of issue (the alloy standard shown on the silver coin).
in the center — the stylized image of the trees with their branches inter twined and the image of a bird therein; along the rim — the images of the animals: zubr, elk, wild boar, and deer; and circumferential inscriptions: БЕЛАВЕЖСКАЯ ПУШЧА * 600 ГОД ЗАПАВЕДНАМУ РЭЖЫМУ (BELAVEZHSKAYA PUSHCHA * THE 600TH ANNIVER SARY OF WILDLIFE CONSERVATION).