Coin "M. Oginsky"

М. Огинский

Name M. Oginsky
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value 10 belorussian rubles
Metal Gold 900°
Mintage 2000
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse In the central part of the obverse – a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus; along the circumference - a geometric pattern; the inscription: at the top along the rim – “РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ”, at the bottom – the face value “10 RUBLEЎ” and the year of issue, on the left - the alloy; on the right - the Mint’s mark. In the central part of the reverse - a portrait of Belarusian, Polish and Russian political leader, famous composer Mikhail Oginsky, at the bottom - a facsimile signature: “Michal Kleofas Oginski”.
A brief annotation Michail Kleofas Oginsky – a famous Polish composer and a political leader of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, a member of an uprising led by Kostyushko, a count. Since 1790 the Ambassador of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the Netherlands, since 1791 - in England, 1793-1794 – a treasurer of Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In 1810 Oginsky moved to St. Petersburg and became a senator of the Russian Empire. In 1810-1812 years he became an authorized person of the Emperor Alexander I. His talent of a composer emerged in the 1790s. During this period he wrote numerous millitary songs, marches, polonaises. His most popular Polonaise is "Farewell to Motherland" better known as Oginsky Polonaise.
Designer Petr Gorol (Poland)
Producer Mint of Poland

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