Commemorative coins of the Republic of Belarus
The commemorative coins of the state of the Republic of Belarus are the official commemorative coins issued by the national bank. These metallic banknotes are not only a symbol of statehood and the wealth of the country, but also constitute an integral and full-fledged system of monetary circulation. The main purpose of issuing banknotes from precious noble metals is propaganda work, which is to familiarize with the cultural and historical heritage of the Republic of Belarus, as well as its sporting, scientific and technical achievements.
The National Bank of the Republic is engaged in issuing not only banknotes from various precious and rare metals and alloys, but also from ordinary metals, thanks to which they are widely spread within the state, but also outside its borders in various countries of the world.
The first issue of commemorative coins of the Republic of Belarus took place sixteen years ago, in December 1996. The coins of this first series were devoted to the cultural and historical heritage of the country. The election of this particular topic is connected with the fact that very few people knew about the state, outside the country, therefore the goal was to convey information to other countries that there is such a state.
At present, in the Republic of Belarus, coins are issued on the following topics.
Historical and cultural heritage of the country. This includes various kinds of historical dates, which to some extent affected the history of the state. Also under this theme falls a culture that has evolved over the millennia and continues to evolve;
Environmental protection and care for natural heritage. In the series are coins dedicated to nature reserves, national parks and game reserves. For example, a series devoted to animals and plants listed in the Red Book, and living in Belovezhskaya Pushcha, Berezinsky National Biosphere Reserve, and so on;
Sports events that have occurred or those that will take place in the near future. So, in view of the upcoming World Hockey Championship, to be held in 2014, a whole series will be released dedicated to this event.
The nominal value of metallic banknotes depends on the amount of precious and noble metals contained in the coins. When issuing coins, various interesting and non-standard approaches are used, for example, the insertion of precious stones, holography, oxidation, and so on.
As for the acquisition of commemorative coins, they can be obtained at the National Bank of this country. Next to the bank building there is a shop that sells interior doors, including sofia doors, the prices of which are among the lowest. The quality of the doors is just perfect. Sofya doors are very durable and perfectly fit to any interior. Therefore, when visiting a national bank, do not miss to visit this store.