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SPAS


Putting into circulation : 28 July 2010
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 45000 45000

Series: Ritual Holidays of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to one of the major Orthodox feasts - the Transfiguration of Jesus (in common parlance - Spas, i.e. the Savior`s Feast) when grapes, apples, honey and other food are blessed by sprinkling with holy water.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the semicircular legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre there is the composition symbolizing the Savior`s Feast and consisting of an honeycomb frame against an amulet bunch of flowers with a sunflower above; to the left and right thereof there are depicted conventionalized cornucopias replete with apples, pears, grapes, etc.; below there is the legend: 5/ГРИВЕНЬ/2010 (5 hryvnias) together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo.
Reverse: there is the multi-figure composition of peasants in preparation for the act of blessing the gifts of nature with holy water; below there is a beehive; above there are the symbol of the Transfiguration of Jesus and the bow-shaped inscription СВЯТО СПАСА (Feast of Spas).
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko
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