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Coin "The Millennial Anniversary of Saint Sophia Cathedral Foundation"

1000-летие основания Софийского собора

Name The Millennial Anniversary of Saint Sophia Cathedral Foundation
Presented by National Bank of Ukraine
Nominal value 50 hryvnias
Metal Silver 999°
Thickness 4
Mintage 1000
Production quality Uncirculated, gilding
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription “НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ” (National Bank of Ukraine); against the background of the cupolas of Saint Sophia cathedral there is a miniature model of its 11th century design; the coin face value “50/ГРИВЕНЬ” (50 hryvnias) is indicated above against the background of the ornamental pattern used in the murals of the cathedral; below there is the coin issue year “2011”. Reverse: there is the conventionalized composition representing a part of the mural decorations near the cathedral main altar - the 11th century mosaics “Eucharist” and “Orans”; above there is the conventionalized inscription “ТИСЯЧОЛІТТЯ СОФІЇ КИЇВСЬКОЇ” (Millennium of Sophia of Kyiv). The Blessed Virgin`s outer garment (omophor, pallium) is gilded.
A brief annotation The commemorative coin is dedicated to the Saint Sophia cathedral founded in the 11th century, which has played a weighty part in the development and formation of the city of Kyiv as a spiritual, cultural and political centre. The Saint Sophia of Kyiv has always excited admiration thanks to its majesty and still deeply impresses as an outstanding monument of architecture and mural painting.
Designer Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Producer Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine

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