National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
20 Belorussian roubles
Svetlana Nekrasova (Republic of Belarus)
Description of obverse and reverse
Reverse: Stylised design of a lady with child. The lady wearing traditional Slavonic clothes from12-13th century, around – ornaments and inscription “Slovyanka” in Belorussian.
Obverse: Stylised design with “Derevo zhizni” (Tree of Life), Inscriptions: “Republic of Belarus” (in Belarusian), 20 Rubles, and “2010”, “Ag 999”.
A brief annotation
The main idea of the project is to issue a Slavonic universal coin that will be issued in the future as Slavonic bullion coin (the first issue is dedicated only to collectors). The idea is to start the program that in the Slavonic countries can be competitive to other famous bullion coin programs related to Anglo-Saxon, western European or Asian tradition.
The design of the coin is made to show beauty, love, spirit, mentality and continued existence of the Slavonic nations, as well as their pride.
On the obverse there is the “tree of life” – one of the oldest motifs – a symbolic presentation of eternity of life. The tree itself is in an early stage of growing and is surrounded by seeds.