Sailing Ships - Kruzenshtern

Belarus 2011 - 20 Roubles - Sailing Ships - Kruzenshtern - 28,28g LIMITED Silver Coin

7.000 of these coins were issued by Mint of Poland!
This silver coin with a hologram is dedicated to great sailing ships throughout history.
$69.03

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Country Belarus
Year 2011
Face Value currency Roubles
Face Value number 20
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 28,28g
Diameter 38,61 mm
Mintage 7000
Quality Brilliant Uncriculated
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case no
Price $69.03
Coin Story

The “Kruzenshtern” is the sixth and the last coin issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus in the “Sailing ships” series. The series of commemorative coins has been de-voted to the most magnificent and recognizable ships. Their unique charm and excellence have been represented on the coins in a dynamic way. Coins are produced using the first time in the world, the integral HOLOGRAM technology with an image of the wind rose. The series includes the following coins: “Sedov” (2008), “Dar Pomorza” (2009), “Amerigo Vespucci” (2010),“USS Constitution” (2010) and “Cutty Sark” (2011).

The Kruzenshtern is a four masted barque, one of the largest (next to the Sedov and the Royal Clipper) tall ships and the last windjammers in the world. It was built in 1926 at the J. C. Tecklenborg shipyard in Wesermunde for Ferdinand Laeisz. Its sail area reaches 3,400 m2, and the maximum height of the 4 masts is over 51 meters. For many years the ship was used as a cargo vessel under the name of Padua, bringing to Europe saltpeter from Chile in South America. Following World War II it was used by the USSR as the Kruzenshtern, as a tribute to the leader of the first Russian circumnavigation of the Earth, which was undertaken in the years 1803-06. Today the ship is used as a training vessel for the fisheries.

Reverse Design

In the center – an image of Kruzenshtern with a seascape in the background. Below it – a miniature of the ship (side view) and the inscription in Belarusian: KRUZENSHTERN.

Obverse Design

In the upper part of the coin – the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and an inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (Republic of Belarus). In the central part – laser made hologram depicting wind rose. In the background – navigation map. Along the rim – the issue year (2011) and the face value: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 roubles).

Packaging

The Sailing Ships - Kruzenshtern silver coin comes encapsuled, with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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