Commemorative Coins "St. Sergius, Hegumen of Radonezh"
Put into circulation on 15 August 2014Design: E.Kurghinyan (Armenia)
Minted by: gold, 5,000 rubles - CJSC "Lithuanian Mint", Vilnius, Lithuania; silver, 500 rubles - B.H. Mayer’s Kunstprägeanstalt GmbH, Karlsfeld, Germany.
- Gold, Alloy standard of gold: 999.9
- Denomination: 5,000 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 500
- Fine gold content, g: 499.95
- Quality: "proof", Gold-plated and pad-printed elements are used. The coin is inlaid with pearls
- Diameter, mm: 80.25
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 77
- Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925, Alloy standard of gold: 999
- Denomination: 500 rubles
- Weight of coin, g: 500
- Fine silver content, g: 462.5, gold – 0.0325)
- Quality: "proof", Gold-plated and pad-printed elements are used. The coin is inlaid with Swarovski crystals
- Diameter, mm: 100.25
- Mintage, pcs.: up to 777
- in box – 1,240 rubles 00 copecks
The coins are round in shape with a raised rim on the obverse and the reverse. The coin’s edge is grained with gaps and bears the coin’s serial number on the plain surface.
at the top — the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus in the center and the circumferential inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) above it; pictures of the episodes from the Hagiography of St. Sergius of Radonezh plated with gold (on the silver coin) and bearing explanatory inscriptions (‘Birth of Sergius of Radonezh’, ‘Appearance of the venerable elder before the boy called Bartholomew’, ‘Parents’ blessing’, ‘Ordaining Sergius of Radonezh as deacon and priest’, ‘Providing a water source from the earth’, ‘Blessing Prince Dmitry Donskoy’ (the scene is pad-printed), ‘Appearance of the Theotokos before Sergius of Radonezh’, and ‘Burial of St. Sergius of Radonezh’) scattered all over the coin against a background of the sky and birds; and at the bottom — circumferential inscriptions: the alloy standard and the year of issue on the right-hand side and the denomination: 5000 РУБЛЁЎ (5,000 RUBLES) on the gold coin and 500 РУБЛЁЎ (500 RUBLES) on the silver coin on the left-hand side.
in the center — the relief image of St. Sergius, Hegumen of Radonezh (with gold-plated halo on the silver coin), the circular ornamental pattern, which is used in the iconography, inlaid with Swarovski crystals (on the silver coin) and pearls (on the gold coin), and the inscription: ПРЕПОДОБНЫЙ СЕРГИЙ ИГУМЕН РАДОНЕЖСКИЙ (ST. SERGIUS, HEGUMEN OF RADONEZH).