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The Mhar Savior-Transfiguration Monastery

Putting into circulation : 21 May 2019
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 40000 40000

Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine
These coins celebrate the Mhar Savior-Transfiguration Monastery. Founded in 1619, it sits on a picturesque hill on the right bank of the Sula River near the village of Mhar and the town of Lubny. The monastery has always played an important role in the spiritual life of Ukraine. The Savior-Transfiguration Cathedral is the jewel of the monastery. One of the most prominent architectural monuments built in the Ukrainian Baroque style, it was constructed in the late 17th century using funds given by the hetmans Ivan Samoilovych and Ivan Mazepa. The cathedral boasts magnificent plaster moldings, which mainly consist of floral ornaments.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms; to the left of the coat of arms is the legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ (National) and to the right is the legend БАНК УКРАЇНИ (Bank of Ukraine); against a smooth background is a stylized composition depicting a Cossack (to the left), a monk (to the right), and fragments of Baroque moldings (above and below); in the center is the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (hryvnias) and the coin issue year 2019; beneath, to the right, is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a landscape composition consisting of monastery buildings; there are the following legends: МГАРСЬКИЙ СПАСО-ПРЕОБРАЖЕНСЬКИЙ МОНАСТИР (Mhar Savior-Transfiguration Monastery) (circular, above) and 400/РОКІВ (400/years) (below); above, to the left, and beneath, to the right, are decorative Baroque elements with floral ornaments.
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Oleksandr Kuzmin , Maria Skoblikova