Winners of the Best Coin of the Year Competition for 2019 have been decided.
In the Best Coin of the Year category the award was given to The Pectoral Set (10-hryvnia silver coins). The winning coins are designed by Nataliia Fandikova. Engravers are Anatolii Demianenko and Volodymyr Demianenko. Vitalii Andriianov is the author of the computer-aided design.
The Best Explored Theme was awarded to the coin The Issuing of a Tomos on the Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (5-hryvnia nickel silver coin). Designers are Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, and Serhii Kharuk. Engravers are Sviatoslav Ivanenko and Volodymyr Demianenko.
The Best Coin of the Year Competition has been held annually since 2015 and consists of two stages. The first stage of the Competition took place from 3 February through 6 April 2019 and received over two thousand votes.
During the second stage, members of the special commission chose the best coin of 2019 in the two nominations through secret ballot.
This year, the winning coins were selected from the competition finalists by representatives of the National Bank of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the National Academy of Visual Arts and Architecture, national museums, and visual arts and numismatics experts.
The Coin set The Centenary of the Establishment of Ukraine’s Academy of Sciences: The Time of Peace, The Time of Changes, The Time of Technologies, The Human, Time, Space (silver, face value UAH 5 of each coin) won the annual Best Coin of the Year Competition for 2018 in the Best Coin of the Year and the Best Explored Theme categories.