Fairy Tales - 1001 Nights

Belarus 2006 - 20 Roubles - Fairy Tales - 1001 Nights - 28,28 LIMITED Silver Coin

20.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This oxidized uncirculated coin with a stone is dedicated to famous fairy tales.
$57.33

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Country Belarus
Year 2006
Face Value currency Roubles
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver - with Stone
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 20000
Quality Uncirculated
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $57.33
Coin Story

Apart from the fairy tales which are well-known around the world, the Fairy Tales series also presents national fairy tales with a universal message. The images on the coins are little gems which capture many symbols due to which the fairy tales are no more ordinary narratives but touch upon the world of magic.

The Book of One Thousand and One Nights is a collection of Persian and Indian narratives and legends written down in c. 10th century which are joined by the character of Scheherazade whose history is presented in the Prologue. Scheherazade is forced to marry sultan Shahryar who convinced of women’s unfaithfulness, kills successive wives after the wedding nights. In order to stay alive, during the wedding night, Scheherazade tells her newlywed husband a fairy tale but without disclosing the ending. The sultan’s curiosity is so intense that he does not kill his wife and waits for the following night so that she has a chance to finish the story. However, Scheherazade is a crafty person as at the said night, she begins to tell another fairy tale. Scheherazade repeats her trick for 1001 nights. Eventually, the sultan decides not to kill his wife and falls in love with her.

Reverse Design

In the central part of the coin - Scheherazade’s face turned away and covered with a chador which is hidden among oriental ornamentation: an gateway to the sultan’s palace and two arches behind which there are stunning landscapes: an urban and marine ones. In the middle of the arabesque, in the arch - a zircon in the color of the sky. At the bottom – a view of an Arabic town; in the foreground there are four artifacts – symbols which are very common in oriental fairy tales: an amphora, magic carpet, camel – the ship of the desert, and a cobra – the symbol of wisdom. On the left there is a part of the town covered in darkness and waves throwing a vessel with trapped Jin in it to the shore. On the right – a tree with two birds and a tambura leaning against the tree. Over it, in a frame, there is a cage with a little bird. In the upper part of the coin – along the coin’s rim - an inscription saying “One Thousand and One Nights”.

Obverse Design

The central part of the coin depicts a boy and a girl sitting on the moon and reading fairy tales with stars in the background. Above: the emblem of the Republic of Belarus and a semicircular inscription in Russian saying: “The Republic of Belarus”. In the lower part of the coin, along the rim - the face value of the coin in Belarusian – “twenty roubles”. Above - the year of issue: 2006.

Packaging

The Fairy Tales - 1001 Nights silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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