|Country: Kazakhstan||Metal Purity: 925||Box: Yes|
|Year of Issue: 2010||Weight: 31.1 g||CoA: Yes|
|Face Value: 500 tenge||Dimensions: 38,61|
|ID: KZ0168||Quality: Proof|
|Mintage quantity: 15000 pcs|
The National Bank of Kazakhstan has issued this memorable silver coin as part of the “Mosques and Cathedrals of Kazakhstan” series to pay tribute to Beket-Ata, an underground mosque located at Oglandy, between the northwestern tip of the Mangystau mountains and the western edge of the Ustyurt Plateau.
On the obverse of the coin, there is the State Emblem of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The lower part of the coin comprises the inscription of its face value. Along the rim of the coin, there are the embossed legends “Republic Of Kazakhstan” both in Kazakh and Russian separated by dots.
Represented on the reverse, there is the image of Beket-Ata and the inscription of the coin’s mintage year on the left. The mosque is built into the slopes of a limestone and chalk cliff hanging 100 metres above a depression, together with a cemetery with tombs dating from the 10th to 19th centuries. Every day, lots of pilgrims come to the Beket-ata cave complex. To the left of the image, there is the legend indicating the designation of metal, its fineness and the coin’s pure weight as well as the trademark of Kazakhstan Mint of the National Bank of Kazakhstan. Along the rim of the coin, there is the inscription “Beket-Ata Sanctuary” both in Kazakh and Russian.