100th Anniversary of Mikhas Lynkov

Put into circulation on 5 May 1999

Design: T.Radivilko (Belarus)
Minted by: Moscow Mint of Goznak, Moscow, Russia
  • Silver, Alloy standard of silver: 925
  • Denomination: 10 rubles
  • Weight of coin, g: 16.82
  • Fine silver content, g: 15.55
  • Quality: "proof"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 1,200
Sale prices:
  • without box – 18 rubles 71 copeck
out of stock
  • Copper–nickel
  • Denomination: 1 ruble
  • Weight of coin, g: 14.35
  • Quality: "proof–like"
  • Diameter, mm: 33
  • Mintage, pcs.: 1,000
out of stock

The coin is round. The rim is raised on both sides of the coin. The edge of the coin is corrugated.


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.


in the center – the relief effigy of Mikhas Lynkov; in the left–hand part against the background of a stylized open book – inscription in three lines: "МIХАСЬ ЛЫНЬКОЎ" (MIKHAS LYNKOU), in the bottom right–hand part along the rim – years of his life: "1899–1975".

Mikhas Lynkov (1899 – 1975), writer, People's writer of Belarus (1962), academician of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences (1953), Chairman of the BSSR Writers' Union (1938 – 1948), Ya. Kolas State prize winner (1958). His first works were published in 1919. He was both a prose writer and a novelist, as well as a children's writer whose books were admired by several generations of people.
In his writings, M. Lynkov gives prominence to the Great Patriotic War. By portraying selfless and courageous fighters against fascism, the author shows the fighting nation collectively.