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1 800 Years of the Town of Sudak

Putting into circulation : 17 September 2012
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 3000 3000

Series: Ancient cities of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to Sudak, one of the oldest towns in Ukraine. Known from the third century AD, the town has been named Sogdia, Soldaia and Surozh - in Old Rus records. The town offers unique recreational opportunities and boasts picturesque scenery as well as architectural monuments, such as the remains of the Genoese fortress, which was built in the 14th-15th centuries.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1688

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) and the coin issue year indication 2012 (thereunder to the right), lower there is a fragment of the XVth century relief depicting St. George, which was found in the Genoese fortress during excavation; to the right and left there is depicted a conventionalized grape-vine against the background of the wall; below there is the legend 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias) on the silver coin (together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo).
Reverse: there is a conventionalized picture of the town with its beaches as seen from the fortress wall (to the left) and to the right, against the background of the sea, there are the inscription СУДАК/1800/РОКІВ (Sudak/1800/years) and the coat of arms of the town.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko