The coin is round. On the front and back sides there is a rim along the circumference. The edge of the coin is grained.
At the top – a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus and a circular inscription: РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – a quote about love for the country from the preface to the book "Judith" published by F. Skaryna; on the right and on the left – ornamental pattern, within which are depicted: on the left-hand side – the year of issue, on the right-hand side – alloy standard on silver coins; at the bottom in the center – denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (10 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.
in the center — a relief image of Venetian window decorated with floral ornament elements and characters from the engravings of F. Skaryna; in the opening of arch against the background of the view of Polotsk from the engraving of XVI century is depicted a ship (the coat of arms emblem of Polotsk).; at the base of the composition - an open book and the inscription: ПОЛАЦК (POLATSK); at the top a circular inscription: ШЛЯХ СКАРЫНЫ (SKARYNA’S WAY).