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; beneath – the inscription: РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS); in the center – the engraving "Dispute" (the front page from the book "Jesus Sirakh" published by Skaryna); to the left and right – a decorative ornament bearing the year of issue (to the left) and the alloy standard (to the right) (on the silver coin); beneath – the denomination: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 RUBLES) on the silver coin and 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper-nickel one.
In the center — a relief image of the window decorated by architectural elements and symbols from Skaryna’s engravings; at the bottom – on the stylized image of the heraldic field is a crowned letter "K" with the inscription КРАКАЎ (KRAKOW) beneath it; at the top – circular inscriptions ШЛЯХ СКАРЫНЫ (SKARYNA’S WAY). The composition is located against the background of the view of Krakow from the engraving of the 15th century ("World Chronical" of Schedel).