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Nestor - the Chronicler


Putting into circulation : 27 December 2006
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
50 gold (Au 900) 15.55 25,0 proof-like smooth 5000 5000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the Nestor the Chronicler, a thinker and annalist, author of the first hagiographic works of the Ancient Rus, whose Primary Chronicle or `Tale of Bygone Years` (1113) became the acme of his creative work.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 25502

On the coin obverse there is depicted a conventionalized fragment of the Tale of Bygone Years page with its opening lines; the Small National Emblem of Ukraine is placed above in the centre of the coin, thereunder the inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine), below there is the coin face value - 50 ГРИВЕНЬ (50 Hryvnias), the coin issue year - 2006, the metal and its fineness - Au 900, its weight in fineness - 15,55 g and the logotype of the National Emblem of Ukraine Mint.
On the coin reverse there is depicted a conventionalized iconographic portrait of Nestor writing his chronicle, the vertical legend НЕСТОР-ЛІТОПИСЕЦЬ (Nestor - / the chronicler is placed to the right and the inscription: XI - XII ст. (centuries) is placed below
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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