This week's featured coin is a 20 rouble piece from the country of Belarus, celebrating Jubilee 2000 - a movement of over 40 countries calling for the cancellation of third world debt by the year 2000.
The goal of the initiative was to wipe out $90bn of debt world-wide owed by Earth's poorest nations. In less than a decade, Jubilee 2000 succeeded in changing the thinking and policy on unsustainable debt on a global level, most notably by gaining the support of Britian's Prime Minister, Tony Blair, through a peaceful protest at the 1998 G-8 summit in Birmingham, England, where over 50,000 people formed a human chain around the perimeter of the meeting.
The obverse of the coin features the national arms of Belarus, while the reverse shows depictions of the three churches of Pinsk, Grodno and Minsk. Both designs were created by T.S. Radivilko.
5,000 coins were minted with a value of $200.00 in proof condition.
KM# - 43
Denomination - 20 Roubles
Country - Belarus
Government - Republic
Coinage Type - Standard Coinage
Composition - Silver
Fineness - 0.925
Weight - 33.86 g 1.0069 oz ASW