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Commemorative Medal Mariinsky Palace


Putting into circulation : 26 December 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
missing silver (Ag 999) 62.2 еліпс 2500 2500

Series: Souvenir products
This medal celebrates Mariinsky Palace, a historical and architectural monument of the 18th and the 19th centuries. Built in the Baroque style to a design by Bartolomeo Rastrelli, the palace is an architectural gem of Kyiv. Throughout its history, the palace has flourished and survived destruction from fires and war. Through it all, the palace has retained its plaster sculptures, which richly decorate its Baroque facades, as well as its unique interiors designed in the Classical style, with added elements in the Baroque and Renaissance styles. At present, the palace serves as an official presidential ceremonial residence.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3224

Obverse: there is a gilt band (local gilding, gold in fineness no less than 0.002 g. This medal is covered with patina.), on both sides of which are decorative elements; in the center of the band is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, above which is the year of issue 2018; to the left are the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and the medal’s metal Ag 999; to the right are the following inverted elements: the legend UKRAINE, the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works, and the medal’s fine weight 62.2; above the band is an image of part of the palace’s interior; below the band is an inverted image of a decorative frieze.
Reverse: there is a gilt band (local gilding); the band contains the following legends separated by decorative elements: МАРІЇНСЬКИЙ ПАЛАЦ/КИЇВ XVIII ст. (Mariinsky Palace/Kyiv 18th century) (to the left) and MARIINSKYI PALACE/KYIV 18TH CENTURY (inverse, to the right); above and below the band are stylized compositions that combine an image of the palace’s exterior and parts of the palace’s interior (the composition below the band is inverse).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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