2005 Belarus BOGACH Festivals and Rites 1oz Silver Antique Coin

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The Belarusian folk holiday named Bagach celebrates the end of the harvest season and the first lighting of a candle following the completion of summer. This wax candle is kept inside the house throughout the year as a symbol of wealth and happiness. 


Within the circular geometric ornament – the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – a solar sign consisting of octagonal geometrical figure with elements of rhombic decor, symbolizing solar rays; beneath – year of issue, silver coin – fine silver alloy standard; inscriptions along the rim – at the top "РЭСПУБЛIКА БЕЛАРУСЬ" (REPUBLIC OF BELARUS), at the bottom "ДВАЦЦАЦЬ РУБЛЁЎ" (TWENTY ROUBLES) on the silver coin and "АД3IН РУБЕЛЬ" (ONE ROUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.


in the center against a background of a cropped filed – the relief of a bast–basket, full of grain, with candle and ear, located on a table covered with a table–cloth (with inset of synthetic crystal of yellow color within the flame of the candle on silver coin); in the left–hand and right–hand parts – relieves of Belarussian national ornament with elements of motifs of Bagach; at the bottom –inscription along the rim " БАГАЧ " (BAGACH).


Denomination: 20 Rubles
Country:   Belarus 
Metal: Ag 925
Weight: 1 oz
Size: 38.61 mm
Finish: Antique Finish
Additions: Synthetic Crystal
Mintage: 5,000 pcs
Date of issue:   2005
Accessories: N/A