Coin "International Year of Astronomy"

Международный год астрономии

Name International Year of Astronomy
Presented by National Bank of Ukraine
Nominal value 100 Hryvnya
Metal Silver 999
Weight 1000
Diameter 100
Mintage 700
Production quality Special uncirculated
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: on the top there is a small National Emblem of Ukaine and the year of stamping 2009, below there is a 3-line inscription – "НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ", a conventional design of the Solar system where the third planet Earth is made from a blue topaz of 0.2 carats; against the orbits there is an armillary sphere, a classic astronomic device that was used for defining coordinates of heavenly bodies, below there is is a 2-line semicircle inscription "100 ГРИВЕНЬ". Reverse: in the left sector on the relief background there are images of Galileo Galilei (on top), a stylized medieval miniature of supervision over at the star sky (at the bottom); on the right there is one of the galaxies (on top), a radio telescope (at the bottom). On the mirror background of the coin there is an observatory (at the bottom) and inscriptions above – МІЖНАРОДНИЙ (semicircle) РІК, in the centre of the composition there is an inscription АСТРОНОМІЇ, where the letter "О" is placed with Planet Saturn.
Designer Vladimir Demiyanenko
Producer Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine

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