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Zolochiv Castle


Putting into circulation : 19 February 2020
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof smooth with in-depth legends 3000 3000

Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine
This coin commemorate a bastioned castle that was the subject of historical events in Halych lands. Erected in the first half of the 17th century, Zolochiv Castle is a fortification constructed in a then-current Dutch style. Sitting on a small hill, the castle was used both for defense and living in it, being a “palazzo” of the “fortezzo” type. The castle features the following fortifications: ramparts, bastions, a tower above the gates, a bridge, and a ravelin. It also boasts some Renaissance buildings – the entry tower, the Grand Palace and the Chinese Palace – one of the few examples of Oriental architecture in Ukraine. Zolochiv Castle is an open-air museum that belongs to Borys Voznytskyi Lviv National Art Gallery, and is one of the castles on Lviv’s golden horse-shoe tourist route (the route derives its name from the location of the castles, which form a horse-shoe on the map).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1900

Obverse (silver coin): above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); above is the coins’ issue year – 2020; to the right and left are towers between which a stylized castle can be seen in perspective; beneath is the coins’ face value 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias)
Reverse: there is the castle courtyard, with a fountain and a sculpture of three cupids in the foreground; in the background is the Chinese Palace; to the left of the palace is a statue of Neptune, with a statue of Aphrodite being to the right; there are the following legends: ЗОЛОЧІВСЬКИЙ ЗАМОК (Zolochiv Castle) (semicircular, below) and XVIІ ст. (the 17th century) (to the right).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko
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