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500 Years of the Magdeburg Right in Kyiv

Putting into circulation : 1 November 1999
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 ordinary corrugated 50000 50000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
Coins are dedicated to the 500th anniversary of introduction of the Magdeburg Right in Kyiv. Kyiv had been governed by the Magdeburg Right from the early 15th century. One of the charters of the Grand Lithuanian Duke Olexander of 1499 confirmed the effect of legal municipal regulations, in accordance with which the towndwellers were governed by the members of the elective self-government and the court. The Magdeburg Right was effective in Kyiv till December 23, 1834
On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the small National Emblem of Ukraine in the ornament created on the motives of the designs of official seals of Kyiv city council of the 17th century.
On the coin reverse there is a depiction of the monument to the Magdeburg Right in the city of Kyiv by the architect A.Melensky (1802-1808). There are the following inscriptions: МАГДЕБУРЗЬКЕ ПРАВО КИЄВА and 500 РОКІВ (Magdeburg Right in Kyiv).
Designer: Yurii Solominskyi
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko