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TANGO Magic Of The Dance Argentine Silver Coin Belarus 2012


Second coin of the series "Magic of the Dance" dedicated to the dances from different regions of the world. Issued by the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus and it honors Argentine Tango, one of the most passionate dance in the world.

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Argentine Tango
The Tango in Argentina has a complex history and the exact origins of both the name and the dance are uncertain.
The origin of the tango was strongly influenced by black African slaves culture in the 1800's. Consequently, the tango in Argentina came to refer to a meeting place where freed slaves and working slaves gathered to dance.
The tango further evolved to reflect the beautiful diversity of dance and music from the influx of immigrants arriving in Argentina in the late 18th century and the early 19th century.
The separation from wives and female partners during their stay in Argentina is a key element of the tango which exudes passion, desperate longing and sexual innuendo.
Unsurprisingly, high society in Argentina looked down on the tango and the individuals dancing it. The dance was considered vulgar and distasteful, particularly in view of its links to brothels and prostitutes. However, some of the sons of such families engaged in the tango and at the beginning of the twentieth century it traversed class and spread across Argentina and then to Paris with wealthy geographically mobile families. By the early 20th century the dance had become and international success on a global platform with individuals in New York, Paris and London being enthralled by this exciting new innovation. 1913 became known as the year of the tango and when it returned to Argentina it came back as a refined global hit.

  • CountryBelarus
  • Year2012
  • Face Value20 Rubles
  • MetalSilver
  • Fineness (purity)925/1000
  • Weight (g)28.28
  • Diameter (mm)38.61
  • QualityProof
  • Mintage (pcs)6.000
  • Certificate (COA)Yes
  • Presentation case (box)No
Two pairs dancing tango, one in foreground in a typical pose of the tango dance, one in the background. Inscription in Belorussian language: "Tango". The coin obverse depicts Coats of arms of the Republic of Belarus, inscriptions in Belorussian language "Republic of Belarus", "20 roubles" and "2012", and the hallmark "Ag 925".