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Putting into circulation : 28 July 1997
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
50 gold (Au 999,9) 3.11 16,0 uncirculated sectoral corrugation 2000 2000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
The coin of 50 Hryvnia denomination is dedicated to the icon of the Holy Mother called Orante in the St.Sophia Cathedral in the city of Kyiv
On the obverse of all the coins from this series, in the center, there is a depiction of St.Sophia Cathedral, the temple of Kyiv Rus period, the pearl of the old Russian architecture of 11th century. The depiction is framed with beads decoration. Under it there are inscriptions: the period of cathedral foundation - 11th century, respective face value and the year of coin issue year. Above, around the coin circumference there is an inscription: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine)
On the coin reverse of all the coins from this series in the center of the circle made of vegetable ornament, there is a depiction of the Blessed Virgin Orante, the Cathedral`s main mosaic. The figure of the Blessed Virgin Orante splits the horizontally located inscription: Orante. Below, above the vegetable ornament, there are inscriptions of the metal, its fineness and the coin weight in fineness.
Designer: Oleksandr Ivakhnenko
Engraver: Krista Raiter