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175 Years since the Establishment of the Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood


Putting into circulation : 26 November 2020
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 30000 30000

Series: Other coins
This coin celebrates the Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood, a Ukrainian clandestine organization that was founded in Kyiv in late 1845, marking the rise of the national and Panslavic movements. The brotherhood played an important role in the development of national, political and historical thought and the formation of the Ukrainian idea. Among the leading members of the brotherhood were Mykola Kostomarov, Panteleimon Kulish, Taras Shevchenko, Mykola Hulak, Heorhii Andruzkyi and Vasyl Bilozerskyi.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above, against a smooth background, is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, on both sides of the which are the figures 2020; above the coat of arms is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); below the coat of arms is the coin’s face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); on both sides of the coat of arms and legends are stylized branches with leaves; against a matt background are the following legends: КNИГИ/ БУТТЯ/ УКРАЇN-/СЬКОГО/ NАРОДУ (books about the life of the Ukrainian people) (to the left), СТАТУТ/ СЛОВ’ЯN-/СЬКОГО/БРАТСТВА/СВ. КИРИЛА/ І МЕФОДІЯ (bylaw of the Slavic Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood) (to the right); beneath is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against a smooth background are portraits of some of the brotherhood’s members: Shevchenko’s portrait (to the left), Kostomarov’s portrait (in the center), and Kulish’s portrait (to the right); beneath is a wax seal; there are the following legends: КИРИЛО-МЕФОДІЇВСЬКЕ ТОВАРИСТВО (Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood) (above, semicircular); 175/РОКІВ (175/years) (above the portraits); ТАРАС ШЕВЧЕНКО (Taras Shevchenko) (under Shevchenko’s portrait); МИКОЛА КОСТОМАРОВ (Mykola Kostomarov) (under Kostomarov’s portrait); ПАНТЕЛЕЙМОН КУЛІШ (Panteleimon Kulish) (under Kulish’s portrait); and І ПІЗНАЄТЕ ІСТИНУ, І ІСТИНА ВИЗВОЛИТЬ ВАС (and you will learn the truth, and the truth will set you free) (semicircular, above the seal).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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