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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