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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
20 silver (Ag 925) 62.2 50,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 4000 4000

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: 4156

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); against the backdrop of a stylized fragment of a handwritten tomos are the gilt stamps (local gilding, fine weight *) of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (to the left) and Epiphanius I of Ukraine, the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine (to the right); below the stamps are the coin issue year 2019 and the coin face value 20/ГРИВЕНЬ (20/hryvnias); there is the following semicircular legend: «БЛАГОСЛОВЛЯЄМО ТА ПРОГОЛОШУЄМО ПРАВОСЛАВНУ ЦЕРКВУ В УКРАЇНІ АВТОКЕФАЛЬНОЮ» (we bless the Ukrainian Orthodox church and declare it autocephalous).
Reverse: in the center, against a matt background, is a cross; in the center of the cross is the date on which the tomos was issued 06.01/2019 (6 January/2019); there are the following circular legends: ПРАВОСЛАВНА ЦЕРКВА УКРАЇНИ (Ukrainian Orthodox church) (above) and 15-та У БЛАГОСЛОВЕННОМУ ХОРІ АВТОКЕФАЛЬНИХ ЦЕРКОВ (15th in the blessed assembly of autocephalous churches) (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Anatolii Demianenko
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