1 rubl 2008 Belarus proof-like coin – The Legend of the Cuckoo
1 rubl proof-like coin
diameter 33.00 mm
weight 15.5 g.
Mintage 5 000 pcs
Date of issue: 27.03.2008
Commemorative coins “The Legend of the Cuckoo”
Obverse: at the top – the relief image of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus; in the center – the stylized image of the silhouettes of cuckoos and elements of the national Belarusian ornament against the background of the symbol of perpetual motion – the image of a spinning wheel whose pattern is changing into the structure of tree rings; beneath – the year of issue (alloy standard shown on the silver coin); and circumferential inscriptions: at the top – РЭСПУБЛІКА БЕЛАРУСЬ (THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS) and at the bottom – 1 РУБЕЛЬ (1 RUBLE) on the copper–nickel coin.
Reverse: in the center – the stylized image of a cuckoo whose wings look like long sleeves of feminine dress flapping in the course of dancing; the national Belarusian ornaments are shown inside the silhouette of the cuckoo; beneath the right wing – conditional images of the kids’ bodies and egg–shaped ovals that are symbols of the legend; and on the left – a circumferential inscription: ЛЕГЕНДА ПРА ЗЯЗЮЛЮ (THE LEGEND OF THE CUCKOO).