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The Savior Cathedral in Chernihiv


Putting into circulation : 24 June 1997
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
20 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof corrugated 5000 5000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
The is dedicated to the Saint Saviour`s Cathedral, the outstanding architectural monument of Kyiv Rus, erected in 1033-1034 during the rule of Chernihiv Prince Mstyslav, a son of the Great Prince Volodymyr
On the coin obverse in the circle made of a conventionalized vegetal ornamentation there is a fragment depiction of `Holy Teklya` fresco of 11th century. Above, there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine. Around the coin circumference there is an inscription: УКРАЇНА. Underneath - the year of issue - 1997 and in two lines: 20 ГРИВЕНЬ, the coin`s face value. The word ГРИВЕНЬ is located around the coin circumference. On the left and on the right from the figure 20 there are designations of Аg 925 and 31,1, coin weight in fineness
On the coin reverse in centre there is depicted the Savior Cathedral`s western facade. Around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: ЧЕРНІГІВ (Chernihiv)- on the left, СПАСЬКИЙ СОБОР(the Savior Cathedral`s)- above and ХI ст (11th c.)- to the right. The inscriptions are separated from one another with solar signs. Underneath, there is a ribbon with the inscription: ДУХОВНІ СКАРБИ УКРАЇНИ (Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine)
Designer: Oleksandr Ivakhnenko , Anatolii Snizhko
Engraver: Robert Cotowicz
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