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Belarus HOUSEWARMING series SLAV'S TRADITIONS 20 Rubles Silver Coin 2008

$69.93 Old Price: $99.90

Mint: Mint of Poland
Product Code: PL-S-ST-08-01
Name of series
Metal Silver
Mintage 25,000
Fineness (% purity) 92.5
Content (Troy OZ) 1.08
Denomination (BYR) 20 Rubles
Weight (g) 33.63
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Thickness (mm) 3.2
Year of Issue 2008
Country Belarus
Edge Reeded
Quality Brilliant uncirculated
Exterior Decoration Pad printing
Package Presentation box
Certificate of Authenticity YES

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“Family Traditions of Slavs” is a series of beautiful silver coins devoted to the main ceremonies of the Slavic culture. Each coin presents a custom and symbol characteristic for an important period in the life of Slavs. The issuer of the series is the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and the producer and distributor the Mint of Poland. Till now three coins appeared: “The Wedding”, “Housewarming” and “Baptism.”

This is the second silver collector’s coin of the “Family Traditions of Slavs”. This coin presents a beautiful custom called the housewarming (in Blearussian: Novosyelye). This is an element of culture and one of the oldest customs connected with the celebration of moving to a new house. In the old times people were very serious about their houses and were very superstitious. The first inhabitants that were let in to a new house were cats. If the cat was calm it meant that the life in the new house would be happy. On the very same day the so called “osiedliny” were organized, to which the relatives, neighbors, friends, a priest and the builders of the house were invited. All guests were treated to bread and salt and in return gave the hosts presents. Today cats remain one of the house guardians and, therefore, the cat at the obverse of the coin dominates.

In the upper part – the national emblem of Belarus; in the center – a folk image of a cat (a symbol of happiness and a prosperous life in the new house), standing on a semi-circular base of a composition consisting of the sun, fire and the hearth (the symbols of a family); below there is the year of issue (2008); the standard of the metal (silver) and the face value: 20 РУБЛЁЎ (20 Rubles).
A piece of wall with a window being a symbol of the house; over the crosswise window beam – a key which is a symbol of opening the house. Wide open shutters mean coziness and hospitality; at the bottom – a semi-circular inscription in Belarussian: НАВАСЕЛЛЕ (HOUSEWARMING).

Designer: Svetlana Nekrasova

Nice and perfect gift! Present this beautiful silver coin to your friends for Housewarming!

Great holiday gift idea!

Your benefits:

• Extremely high international collectible demand
• Highly appreciated in an investing in collectible low mintage coins
• Present this beautiful coin to your loved one for any occasions or a great business gift


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