Mintage of only 7,000 coins!
This .925 fine brilliant uncirculated 20 Rubles coin is the sixth and the last coin in the "Sailing Ships" series. The series of commemorative coins has been devoted to the most magnificent and recognizable ships. Coins are produced using the integral HOLOGRAM technology with an image of the wind rose. The Kruzenshtern is a four masted barque and tall ship that was built in 1926 at Geestemünde in Bremerhaven, Germany as the Padua. She was surrendered to the USSR in 1946 as war reparation and renamed after the early 19th century Baltic German explorer in Russian service, Adam Johann Krusenstern. She is now a Russian Navy sail training ship. On the obverse in the upper part of the coin the Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus and an inscription (Republic of Belarus). In the central part of the coin is the laser made hologram depicting wind rose. The background has a navigation map and along the rim the year of issue and face value. The reverse has an image of the Kruzenshtern with a seascape in the background. Near the bottom is a miniature side view of the ship with the inscription Kruzenshtern. Each coin comes encapsulated and with a Certificate of Authenticity from the Mint of Poland.