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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, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 75000 75000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
These coins 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
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: there is a stylized cross made of an ornamental decorative band; inside the cross, against a smooth background, above, is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); there are stamps of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (to the left) and Epiphanius I of Ukraine, the Metropolitan of Kyiv and All Ukraine (to the right); between the stamps is the coin face value – 5, below which are the legend ГРИВЕНЬ (hryvnias), the coin issue year – 2019 and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reversen: against the backdrop of the domes of St. Sofia’s Cathedral is a stylized fragment of the tomos; on both sides of the central dome is the date on which the tomos was issued – 6.01 and 2019 (6 January 2019); there is the following circular legend: НАДАННЯ ТОМОСУ ПРО АВТОКЕФАЛІЮ ПРАВОСЛАВНОЇ ЦЕРКВИ УКРАЇНИ (the issuing of a tomos on the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox church).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Demianenko
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