HORSES DON HORSE 20 Roubles Blister Belarus 2012 Silver Coin 1oz

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HORSES Don Horse 20 Roubles Belarus 2012

Technical Specifications:

Year Emission                                                          20 Roubles Belarus 2012.
Mintage                                                                   6.000pcs.
Silver/Weight                                                            Ag 925 /(31,1gram)
Diameter                                                                 31,0 x 50,0 mm.

                     "Proof with pad printing coin"

Theme Background:  Second coin from the "Horses" series. Don horses were made famous by the Don Cossacks, who between 1812 and 1814 helped drive Napoleon?s troops from Russia. The first type of Don horse, called the "Old Don," evolved from semi-feral Russian steppe horses and Oriental horse breeds such as the Karabakh horse, Turkmenian, and Arabian that were brought to Russia as a product of Cossack raids. This horse was used as the foundation for the current Russian Don. During the early 19th century, the breed was improved through the addition of Orlov Trotter, Arabian, Thoroughbred, and Karabakh blood. During the second half of the 19th century, the Don breed was in high demand as cavalry horses.Obverse:The obverse is common for the whole series, which shows two galloping horses. Coats of arms of the Republic of Belarus, inscriptions in Belorussian language "Republic of Belarus", "20 roubles" and "2012", and the hallmark - "Ag 925".Reverse:Don horse on the foreground, on the background a picture of an officer of the Don Cossack army of the war in 1812 riding on a Don horse with a saber in hand. Inscription in Belorussian language: "Don horse" (in Belorussian).