Tiffibunny Posted July 5, 2005 Report Share Posted July 5, 2005 In circulation since March 31, 1999. Composition: .925 Silver Weight: 31.1g Diameter: 38.61mm Quality: Proof Rim: Incised Mintage: 10,000 The commemorative coins of 10 Hryvnias denomination is dedicated to Dmytro Vyshnevetsky, the orthodox Prince and Cossack's military leader, who in 1556 built a fortress at the Dnipro River island of Mala Khortytsya and founded Zaporizhya Sich. On the coin obverse there is the composition similar to the whole Series of coins which embodies the National idea of the Unified Ukraine: next to the small State Emblem of Ukraine, the emblematic figures of Michael the Archistrategos and crowned lion are located, which are symbols of Kyiv and Lviv Cities. Circular inscriptions are split by baroque ornamentation: УКРАЇНА, 10 ГРИВЕНЬ, 1999, the designation of precious metal - Ag 925 and its pure weight - 31,1. On the coin reverse there is a figure of Vyshnevetsky, with a bow in his hand; to the right, his Family Emblem and the Prince's date of death - 1563 are located. The conventionalized circular inscription says: ДМИТРО ВИШНЕВЕЦЬКИЙ (БАЙДА). Artist: Olexander Ivakhnenko. Sculptor: Roman Chaykovsky Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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