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Coin "Legend of a bullfinch"

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Name Legend of a bullfinch
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value 20 belorussian rubles
Metal Silver 925°
Weight 33,62 g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 2000 pcs.
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse The coin has a round shape with a raised rim on the front and back sides. The flank of the coin is with notches. Obverse: at the top - the relief image of the State coat of arms of the Republic of Belarus, the circular inscription: “РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ” (The Republic of Belarus); in the center on the background of the symbol of perpetual motion - a spinning wheel, which texture goes into the structure of annual rings of a tree, there are images of Belarusian legends and folk elements of Belarusian weaving such as stylized image of birds, lacy snowflakes and Christmas trees; at the bottom - the face value: “20 РУБЛЁЎ” (20 rubles), to the left of the face value - the year of issue, to the right - the alloy. Reverse: in the center - a stylized image of a bullfinch with relief images of lacy snowflakes and twigs on its breast, back and wings; around the bird – berries of wild ash (favorite treat of bullfinches) and symbols of Belarusian legends. On the right, around the circle, there is an inscription: “ЛЕГЕНДА ПРА ГІЛЯ” (Legend of a bullfinch).
A brief annotation Bullfinch appears in the ancient Belarusian legend about the origin of fire on Earth. Belarusians see bullfinch as a special kind of Prometheus, who brought down fire on Earth - a modest, small and original gray bird. According to the legend, the bullfinch executes an order given by God - to bring fire from heaven to earth. None of the birds and animals could fulfill the divine order. And only the bullfinch dealt with this, he took fire on the sky and flew with it to the ground. However, all along the road on high the fire severely burned breast and neck of the bullfinch. Heroic bird withstood all the pain and brought fire on the earth, and its neck and breast remained red, as a decoration and a memory of the heroic deed made by this bird.
Designer Oxana Novoselova (Republic of Belarus)
Producer Lithuanian Mint

Иван Конышев
Класс! Будто воробей замерз и его замело снегом. Очень мило!
Сергей Сереженков
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