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3rd Centenary of the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk


Putting into circulation : 25 March 2010
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof smooth with in-depth legends 7000 7000

Series: Rebirth of Ukrainian Statehood
The commemorative coin is dedicated to a monument of Ukrainian politico-legal thought of the XVIII-th century - Pacta et Constitutiones Legum Libertatumque Exercitus Zaporoviensis (Pacts and Constitutions of Rights and Freedoms of the Zaporizhian Host) known as well as the Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk. It was the first European constitution of the modern type. It was adopted on April 5 (16), 1710, when electing Pylyp Orlyk as the Hetman of Ukraine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 936

On the coin obverse there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) above; beneath there are indicated the coin face value and mintage year 10 ГРИВЕНЬ/2010 (10 hryvnias). In the center there is depicted the conventionalized composition - the Cossack starshyna (senior officials) headed by the Hetman (to the left) and Cossacks (to the right), which symbolizes the approval of the Constitution.
On the coin reverse there is a portrait of Pylyp Orlyk having a quill pen in hand against the background of a conventionalized sheet of the Constitution. To the left there are the inscriptions КОНСТИТУЦІЯ ПИЛИПА ОРЛИКА (Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk; semicircular) and 300/РОКІВ (300 years).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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