Coin "Voltaire"


Name Voltaire
Presented by National Bank of the Republic of Belarus
Nominal value 20 belorussian rubles
Metal Silver 925°
Mintage 3500
Production quality Proof
Description of obverse and reverse On the upper part of the obverse – on the left: a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – an image of the French sculptor and graphic artist Jean-Antoine Houdon; the inscriptions: on the left – “РЭСПУБЛІКА”, above – “БЕЛАРУСЬ”, at the bottom - the year of issue and the face value “20 RUBLEЎ”. On the central part of the reverse – a relief image of a sculpture “Voltaire”, at the top on the left – the inscription: “ВАЛЬТЭР”, at the bottom on the right – the alloy.
A brief annotation Jean-Antoine Houdon (1741-1828) a French sculptor, a master of psychological portrait. The achievements in French sculpture of the 18th century are undoubtedly connected with the genre of portrait, one of the best masters of which was Jean Houdon. He managed to create excellent and authentic portraits of his famous contemporaries through which we can understand the spiritual image of the Enlightenment - the era of such great thinkers, writers, scientists as Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot and others.
Designer Svetlana Nekrasova (Republic of Belarus)
Producer Lithuanian Mint

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