Jump to content

2000 Ukraine 5 Hryven Baptizing


Recommended Posts



German silver

Weight: 16.54

Diameter: 35.0


Rim: incised

Mintage: 100000


Commemorative coins of 50, 10 and 5 Hryvnias denomination are dedicated to the official introduction of Christianity as the state religion. Volodymyr the Great and his nearest milieu adopted Christianity at the beginning of 988. In Spring that year the kievites were baptized. It initiated the process of baptizing of the whole country.


On the coin obverse between two angel figures there is the small State Emblem of Ukraine and inscriptions:

on the German silver coin - УКРАЇНА and 5 / ГРИВЕНЬ / 2000, as well as the Mint logo on all coins.


On the coin reverse in the foreground there is a cruciform composition depicting Prince Volodymyr-the Baptist on the background of the scene of kievites baptizing and the conventionalized inscription: ХРЕЩЕННЯ РУСІ.


Artist and sculptor: Roman Chaikovskiy.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...