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National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value
20 Belorussian roubles
Silver 925
Production quality
Proof, gold-plated
Svetlana Zaskevich (Republic of Belarus)
Saint Petersburg Mint of Goznak (Russia)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: On the top there is a relief image of the coat of arms of the Republic of Belarus; on the top there is an inscription: “РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ” (Republic of Belarus); in the centre – the image of “ЕврАзЭС” surrounded with an ornament symbolizing the Stretenskaya (Gromnichnaya) candle; underneath – a face value: “ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ” (TWENTY ROUBLES), at the right from the sign – the year of issue, at the left – the alloy. Reverse: In the centre – a gold-plated relief image of a bird flying above the snow fields symbolizing the meeting of winter and summer.
A brief annotation
Stretenie (Candlemas Day) is a winter holiday in Belorussian calendar symbolizing the meeting of winter and summer. On the coin’s reverse there is a bird flying above the snow fields symbolizing the coming summer. The graphical solution of the winter landscape echoes the motives of the Belorussian lace needlework. The bird is gold-plated that emphasizes the warmth of summer in contrast to the "silver" of winter. The main ritual of the holiday is to highlight a special candle. There is an ornament in the Belorussian traditional culture depicting a "Gramnіchnaya" candle which became a motive for the coin’s obverse.
New issue
№ 2(63) 2023
№ 2(63) 2023
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