One of the rarest belarusian coins "200 years of A.Mitskevich" is now on sale in the souvenir shop of the GROSHI money museum. A commemorative silver coin dedicated to Adam Mitskevich with a mistake in the years of life is of great collectible value. On the abverse of the coin the 1798 - 1854 is depicted as poet's years of life, while the correct figures are 1798 - 1855.
After the error was discovered the series of the coin was extracted and three months later the coins with the correct dates were emitted. But 94 silver coins with a mistake were sold and stayed at the collectioners. Today it's very difficult to find a genuine copy of the coin with the mistake on sale.
Apart from a silver coin with nominal value of 10 rubles a copper-nikel coin of 1 ruble was emitted with the same mistake in the years of life. Copper-nikel coins didn't make it to the market and today the only one of them is kept in the museum of the National Bank.
The description of the silver coin "200 years of A. Mitskevich".
Characteristics of the coin.
|Design||T. Radivilko (Belarus)|
|Coinage||Moscow Mint of Goznak, Moscow, Russia|
|Material||Silver; silver fineness 925|
|Mass of the coin||16 g|
|Pure mass||15,55 g|
|In circulation||94 pcs|
Coins have round shape. Front and back sides have protruding edge around the circumference. The side surface of the coins is grooved.
In a circle framed with a geometrical ornament there is a relief image of the State Emblem of the Republic of Belarus. Underneath it there are the year of minting, for silver - the pure mass of the metal and the fineness. In a circle there are inscriptions: in the upper part - “REPUBLIC OF BELARUS”, in the lower part - “TEN RUBLES” on silver and “ONE RUBLE” on copper-nickel.
In the central part there is a relief image of Adam Mitskevich, underneath it there's an inscription: "A. MITSKEVICH"; on the right there are the years of the poet’s life: "1798-1854".
Where to buy the coin
GROSHI Money Museum sells commemorative coins of the National Bank of Belarus from precious materials (gold, silver and copper-nickel) for collections, as well as for souvenirs and gifts.
You can check the list and prices of commemorative coins of the National Bank of Belarus and availability as well as request a purchase at the link http://mgroshi.by/catalog or at the museum directly: Zybitskaya 6, Minsk.