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The Issuing of a Tomos on the Autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Putting into circulation : 25 March 2019
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
100 gold (Au 900) 31.1 32,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 1500 1500

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
This coin celebrate the issuing of a tomos on the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. This important historic event testifies to the restoration of justice and guarantees the spiritual freedom of Ukrainians. The tomos, which was approved by the Bishop’s Council of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, declares the Ukrainian Orthodox Church a canonic autocephalous church, making it the 15th local (autonomous) Orthodox church.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 66871

Obverse: above is the following semicircular legend: ВІД ХРЕЩЕННЯ ДО ТОМОСУ. ТИСЯЧОЛІТНІЙ ШЛЯХ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ ЦЕРКВИ (From the adoption of Christianity to the tomos. The millennium-long journey of the Ukrainian Church); below are Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the legends УКРАЇНА/100/ГРИВЕНЬ (Ukraine/100/hryvnias); in the center, against the smooth background of the outline of St. George`s Cathedral in Istanbul, are the domes of St. Sofia`s Cathedral in Kyiv; on both sides of the central dome are the years 988 and 2019.
Reverse: against a smooth background is Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I signing the tomos; there are the following legends: «БЛАГОСЛОВЛЯЄМО ТА ПРОГОЛОШУЄМО ПРАВОСЛАВНУ ЦЕРКВУ В УКРАЇНІ АВТОКЕФАЛЬНОЮ» (we bless the Ukrainian Orthodox church and declare it autocephalous) (semicircular, above) and ВСЕЛЕНСЬКИЙ ПАТРІАРХ/ВАРФОЛОМІЙ (Ecumenical Patriarch/ Bartholomew I) (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Roman Chaikovskyi