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


Putting into circulation : 22 July 2019
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
50 silver (Ag 999) 500 85,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends до 1000 1000

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: 18272

Obverse: below are Ukraine’s small coat of arms (to the left), the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin issue year 2019 and the coin face value П’ЯТДЕСЯТ ГРИВЕНЬ (fifty hryvnias); in the center is a stylized cross-like composition topped by the gilt* stamp of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I; the composition is made of gilt* medallions depicting cathedrals of the world’s 15 autocephalous Orthodox churches; next to the medallions are the names of the churches: above is the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, below which is the Patriarchate of Alexandria; to the right is the Patriarchate of Antioch, below which is the Patriarchate of Jerusalem (to the right), below which is the Patriarchate of Moscow; to the left is the Patriarchate of Serbia, below which is the Patriarchate of Romania; beneath is the Patriarchate of Bulgaria; to the left is Patriarchate of Georgia, above which is the Church of Cyprus; to the left is the Church of Greece, above is the Church of Poland, above which is the Church of Albania; to the right is the Church of the Czech Lands and Slovakia, above which is the Ukrainian Church.
Reverse: against a smooth background is Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (to the left) handing over a roll (tomos) to Epiphanius I of Ukraine, the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine (to the right); there are the following legends: 15-ТА ЦЕРКВА У БЛАГОСЛОВЕННОМУ ХОРІ АВТОКЕФАЛЬНИХ ЦЕРКОВ (15th in the blessed assembly of autocephalous churches) (semicircular, above) and «СВЯТІША ЦЕРКВА УКРАЇНИ»/06.01.2019 (the most holy church of Ukraine/ 6 January 2019) (beneath).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Roman Chaikovskyi
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