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SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

Sri Lanka – 2015 500 Rupees commemorating the visit of Pope Francis to Sri Lanka

At the request of the Sri Lanka Catholic Bishop’s Conference a commemorative Rs 500/- sterling silver crown size frosted Proof NCLT coin was issued by Central Bank of Sri Lanka to mark the Visit of Pope Francis from 2015 January 13 to 15th in recognition of the national importance of this event.

SPECIFICATIONS
Denomination Rupee 500/-
Alloy Silver (0.925Ag)
Diameter 38.61 mm
Thickness 3.0? mm
Weight 28.28 gms
Shape Round
Edge Milled
DieAxis
Issue 1500
Mint Royal,Llantrisant

More info on http://coins.lakdiva.org/commemorative/2015_popefrancisvisit_500r.html

News reported by Aidan Work.

SRI LANKA - 500 Rupees 2015 Coin - Pope Francis Visit

SRI LANKA – 500 Rupees 2015 Coin – Pope Francis Visit

New Commemorative Coins Issued in Ukraine: 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus

On July 3rd, the National Bank of Ukraine put into circulation 3 new commemorative coins dedicated to the 1025th Anniversary of Christianization of Kyivan Rus, having the face values of 100, 20 and 5 hryvnia.

 The commemorative coins celebrate the introduction of Christianity as the state religion, which happened in the time of Prince Volodymyr the Great. According to the chronicles, the mass baptism of the Kyivan population took place in 988 at the spot where the Pochaina River fell into the Dnieper River. After this, Christianity became a dominant religion in the Kyivan Rus.

Coins technical details:

100 hryvnia:

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Material: gold (900 fineness)
Quality: proof
Weight: 31.1 g
Diameter: 32.0 mm
Mintage: 1025 pieces

20 hryvnia:

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Material: silver
Quality: special uncirculated
Weight: 62.2 g
Diameter: 50.0 mm
Mintage: 3500 pieces

5 hryvnia:

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Material: German silver
Quality: special uncirculated
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.0 mm
Mintage: 30000 pieces