Commemorative coins dedicated to the Independence Day of the republic of Belarus (The Day of the Republic)
Put into circulation on 3 July 1997Design: T.Radivilko (Belarus)
Minted by: Moscow Mint of Goznak, Moscow, Russia
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 900
- Denomination: 20 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 34.56
- Fine silver content, g: 31.1
- Quality: "proof"
- Diameter, mm: 39
- Mintage, pcs.: 3,000
- without box – 37 rubles 42 copecks
- Denomination: 1 ruble
- Weight of coin, g: 14.35
- Quality: "proof–like"
- Diameter, mm: 33
- Mintage, pcs.: 5,000
The coin is round. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.
within 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: "ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ (TWENTY ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.
in the center – the relief of the obelisk "Hero City Minsk"; in the right–hand part – inscription in two lines: "3 ЛIПЕНЯ" (JULY 3); inscriptions along the rim: "ДЗЕНЬ НЕЗАЛЕЖНАСЦI РЭСПУБЛIКI БЕЛАРУСЬ" (INDEPENDENCE DAY OF THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and "ДЗЕНЬ РЭСПУБЛIКI" (DAY OF THE REPUBLIC).