SEDOV Sailing Ship Silver Coin Hologram Belarus 2008

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Struck by the Mint of Poland and issued by the National Bank of Belarus, this silver coin is dedicated to the Russian sailing ship, the Sedov, and features a colourful, eye-catching hologram image on the obverse.

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Country Belarus
Year 2008
Face Value 20 Rubles
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 925/1000
Weight (g) 28.28
Diameter (mm) 38.61
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 25.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) No
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The Sedov
The "Sedov" is the world's largest traditional training tall ship, named after the celebrated Arctic explorer Georgy Sedov who died during an investigation in the Arctic in 1914, she was used as a training ship of the Navy from 1952 to 1957. She is a 4-masted steel barque that for almost 80 years was the largest traditional sailing ship in operation. Originally built as a German cargo ship, she came under Russian state ownership after the surrender of Germany, on December 20, 1945, the British handed over the ship to the Soviet Union as war reparation.
The Sedov is today a sail training vessel, training cadets from the universities of Murmansk, Saint Petersburg and Arkhangelsk. She participates regularly in the big maritime international events as a privileged host and has also been a regular participant in the "The Tall Ships' Races".

The coin obverse depicts in the center at the background of navigation sea chart the stylized image of wind rose with raised hologram and on the top left the relief of the State Coat of Arms of the Republic of Belarus.
On the reverse is a seascape image with a finely detailed depiction of the majestic Sedov sailing ship moving through the waters. To the right is a smaller scaled version showing the ship side on, with the inscription for "Sedov" below.