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Baptizing of Rus

Putting into circulation : 16 October 2000
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 smooth 3000 3000

Series: 2000 Years of Christmas
The coin is dedicated to the official establishment of Christianity as the state religion in Kiyv Rus. Volodymyr the Great and his nearest milieu adopted Christianity at the beginning of 988. In spring that year the kievites were baptized. It initiated the process of baptizing of the whole country.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 25578

On the coin obverse there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine between two figures of angels and the following legend:
On the coin reverse in the foreground there is placed a cruciform composition depicting the Prince Volodymyr the Baptist (Volodymyr the Great) against the background of the scene of kievites baptizing and the conventionalized inscription: ХРЕЩЕННЯ РУСІ (Baptizing of Rus)
Designer: Roman Chaikovskyi
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi