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1999 Ukraine 5 Hryven Magdeburg Right in Kyiv


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German silver

Weight: 16.54

Diam: 35.0


Rim: incised

Mintage: 50000


Commemorative coins of 10 and 5 Hryvnias denomination are dedicated to commemorate the 500th anniversary of introduction of the Magdeburg Right in Kyiv. Kyiv had been governed by the Magdeburg Right from the early 15th century. One of the charters of the Lithuanian prince Alexander of 1499 confirmed the effect of legal municipal regulations, in accordance with which the towndwellers were governed by the members of the elective self-government and the court. The Magdeburg Right was effective in Kyiv till December 23, 1834.


On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the Small State Emblem of Ukraine in the ornament created on the motives of the designs of official seals of Kyiv city council of the 17th century.

On the silver coin there is the following inscription: УКРАЇНА / 10 / ГРИВЕНЬ / 1999. To the left and to the right from the figure 10 there are designations of Аg 925 and 31,1, coin's pure weight.

On the German silver coin there is the following inscription: УКРАЇНА / 5 / ГРИВЕНЬ / 1999 .


On the coin reverse there is a depiction of the monument to the Magdeburg Right in Kyiv by the architect A.Melensky (1802-1808). There are the following inscriptions: МАГДЕБУРЗЬКЕ ПРАВО КИЄВА і 500 РОКІВ.


Artist: Yuri Solominsky. Sculptor: Volodymyr Demyanenko.

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