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Surb Khach Monastery

Putting into circulation : 30 March 2009
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 до 10000 8958

Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to one of the outstanding Armenian monuments in Crimea – Surb Khach (Holy Cross) Monastery established in the XIVth century.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1622

On the obverse there are: above - the Small National Emblem of Ukraine and the circumferential legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre – a Khachkar (cross-stone), that is located on the monastery territory, decorated with a vegetational ornamentation pattern, below – the coin issue year – 2009 and face value ДЕСЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (ten hryvnias).
On the reverse there are depicted the monastery buildings with the legends: СТАРИЙ КРИМ/ВІРМЕНСЬКИЙ МОНАСТИР XIV ст. (STARYI KRYM / ARMENIAN MONASTERY OF XIV century) on the left and СУРБ ХАЧ (SURB KHACH) on the right.
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko