The Struve Geodetic Arc is a grade measurement, which consists of an almost 3,000 km long network of geodetic measurement points. It was established from 1816 to 1855 and was one of the most precise and largest former
measurement projects . It was the first technical, scientific object added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List.
Obverse: national coat of arms, inscription REPUBLIC OF BELARUS, map with Belarusian part of the Struve Geodetic Arc.
Reverse: complete path of the Struve Geodetic Arc depicted on the map of Europe, with the inscription ARC OF STRUVE, 2880 km
The names of the 10 countries, which the arc runs through, are inscribed on the edge: Norway, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, BELARUS, Ukraine, Moldavia
Metal: 925/1000 silver
Size: approx. 36 x 36 mm
Weight: 1 oz
Mintage: 5,000 pieces
See pictures for a personal impression.
- 2006 - Struve-Bogen