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SPAS


Putting into circulation : 28 July 2010
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 10000 10000

Series: Ritual Holidays of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to one of the major Orthodox feasts - the Transfiguration of Jesus (in common parlance - Spas, i.e. the Savior`s Feast) when grapes, apples, honey and other food are blessed by sprinkling with holy water.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 943

Obverse: above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the semicircular legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre there is the composition symbolizing the Savior`s Feast and consisting of an honeycomb frame against an amulet bunch of flowers with a sunflower above; to the left and right thereof there are depicted conventionalized cornucopias replete with apples, pears, grapes, etc.; below there is the legend: 10/ГРИВЕНЬ/2010 (10 hryvnias) together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo.
Reverse: there is the multi-figure composition of peasants in preparation for the act of blessing the gifts of nature with holy water; below there is a beehive; above there are the symbol of the Transfiguration of Jesus and the bow-shaped inscription СВЯТО СПАСА (Feast of Spas).
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko
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