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Year of the Rat
Год Крысы
Presented by
National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value
20 rubles
Silver 925°
Production quality
Proof-like, selective gilding, insert: cubic zirkonia
Svetlana Zaskevich (Republic of Belarus)
Mint of Poland
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: in the outer circle at the top there is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and the inscription: “РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ”; below is the denomination “20 РУБЛЁЎ”, on the right – the year of minting; on the left is alloy test. 

In the inner circle in the center there is a composition consisting of elements of the clockwork, the sun and the moon. In the center of the movement the re is a cubic zirconia insert. In a circle there are numbers denoting the years from 2013 to 2024, according to the number of years of one cycle of the Chinese lunar calendar. Individual elements of the central composition and 2020 (year of the Rat) are highlighted in gold; 

Reverse: in the center there are images of a gilded crescent and a Chinese character of a rat. In a circle there are images of eight rats holding pieces of cheese in their paws, surrounded by stars. Along the perimeter of the coin there are decorative elements; below is the inscription: "ГОД ПАЦУКА".
A brief annotation
Continuing the series "Кітайскі каляндар". In 2019, commemorative coins "Year of Patsuk" were issued (according to the Chinese calendar, 2019 is the year of the Rat). 

The series is interesting and popular both in Belarus and abroad. Coins are purchased as gifts for the New Year and birthdays.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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