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29x29 mm, 15.5 g, copper-nickel alloy, reeded edge
Obverse: the state coat of arm and inscription RESPUBLIKA BELARUS meaning REPUBLIC OF BELARUS, a map of the country with its six provinces and with the main rivers (one of them being Dnieper River); the route of the Struve geodetic arc in Belarus, face value 1 RUBEL · 2006
Reverse: the complete route of Struve geodetic arc on the map of Europe - on which Romania is also represented, a map of the Earth, centered on Europe and Africa, inscription DUGA STRUVE meaning ARC OF STRUVE, 2880 km - the total length, the names of the countries that share this monument: NARVEGHIA SHVETZYIA FINLEANDYIA RASIIA ESTONIIA LATVIIA LITVA BELARUSI UKRAINA MALDOVA (NORWAY, SWEDEN, FINLAND, RUSSIA, ESTONIA, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, BELARUS, UKRAINE, MOLDAVIA)

Mintage: 5.000 coins
36x36 mm, 33.62 g, alloy containing 31.1 g silver, reeded edge
Obverse: the state coat of arm and inscription RESPUBLIKA BELARUS meaning REPUBLIC OF BELARUS, a map of the country with its six provinces and with the main rivers (one of them being Dnieper River); the route of the Struve geodetic arc in Belarus, face value 20 RUBLEI · 2006; in the lower left corner Ag 925, the silver fineness
Reverse: as at 1 rouble above

Mintage: 5.000 coins

This coin was issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and belongs to "Belarus and the world community" series. After 1991 the name Belorussia (with Russian origin) was replaced by Belarus. This coin deserves to appear on Romanian coins site, because on the reverse the map of Romania is represented.

The Arc - through its 34 geodetic points preserved to the present - was included in 2005 into the UNESCO world heritage list.

You can find more about Struve geodetic arc by visiting the page dedicated to the Moldavian silver coin 50 lei 2009, coin on which the route of the Arc through Moldavia is represented.


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