Fairy Tales - Flower of Stone

Belarus 2005 - 20 Roubles - Fairy Tales - Flower of Stone - 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 2005
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 Stone Flower is a Russian folk fairy tale written down by a Russian folklorist and writer – Pavel Bazhov. He tells the story of a gifted young man Danilo who has a dream, namely, carving out of malachite a flower which is so perfect that it looks very lifelike. To achieve his goal, Danilo leaves his beloved one and heads for the kingdom of the Mistress of Copper Mountain from where there is no return. His fiancée, Katerina, finds him after long years of search and, in the name of love, Danilo abandons everything the Mistress of Copper Mountain has offered to him. Still, she is so moved by his conduct that she does not deprive Danilo of extraordinary skills he has acquired during his stay in the kingdom. The Stone Flower is a fairy tale about the need to set aims of life and a quest for an ideal solution, devotion and loyalty to a beloved one.

Reverse Design

The outline of the coin presents a mosaic of adjoining stones. In the central part of the coin there is the title stone flower which symbolizes dreams and desperate attempts to fulfill them. Beneath it, on the right side – an image of Danilo, a talented sculptor, etched into a stone. On the left there is a stone presenting an image of Danilo’s fiancée – Katerina; in the middle, between the two lovers, there is a lizard which represents the Mistress of Copper Mountain. At the top of the coin - a semicircular inscription in Belarusian saying: “The Stone Flower”.

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: 2005

Packaging

The Fairy Tales - Flower of Stone silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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