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Christianization of Kievan Rus

Putting into circulation : 9 September 2008
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 45000 45000

Series: Other coins
The commemorative coins “Christianization of Kievan Rus” are dedicated to the 1020th anniversary of the Christianization of Kievan Rus, which gained a footing for Christianity to become the state religion
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the obverse of the 5 hryvnia coin there is the Small National Emblem of Ukraine and the circular inscriptions НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above) and П ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) (below), between them there is the year of coin issue 2008 (on the right), as well as the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint (on the left). In the coin center in the circle of conventionalized rays there is a cross and the semi-circular inscriptions ПРАВОСЛАВ’Я (Orthodoxy) (above) and ІЗ КИЄВА ПО ВСІЙ РУСІ (From Kyiv all over Rus) (below).
On the reverse of both coins there is a multi-figure composition of baptism with the inscription 988/РІК (988/YEAR) below and the semi-circular inscription – ХРЕЩЕННЯ КИЇВСЬКОЇ РУСІ (Christianization of Kievan Rus) above.
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko