The historical influence of the lion on Ukrainian monuments is showcased on latest silver coin

Fauna in Cultural monuments of Ukraine is an attractive silver coin series now in its second year. With three coins launched in 2016 and a coin that debuted just last month, this new release is the fifth to appear to date. A sixth coin will appear next month and feature the influence of the snake. This will be the last coin for 2017 in this series.

Taking the subject of animals in monumental art throughout Ukrainian history, the series has showcased art from the 11th century CE, all the way back into prehistory. The last coin chose the Bull as its subject, this new one, the Lion. Another fine design, the subjects chosen to appear on each face date from the Middle Ages. The obverse has an area that’s been selectively gilded, the reverse remaining free of modification.

Struck in ½oz of sterling (0.925) silver, each comes boxed with a certificate of authenticity. The mintage remains at 4,000 pieces. The previous trio from 2016 featured the Peacock, the Wolf and the Deer. The coin should ship from the end of April.

2017 FAUNA IN UKRAINE MONUMENTS LION SILVER COIN

MINTS DESCRIPTION: Dedicated lion and its implementation on the monuments of culture of Kievan Rus. On the territory of Ukraine for millennia lived numerous tribes and peoples who left behind a unique work of art. Priceless culture monuments of ancient times tell how people learn to work with natural materials, giving them strength with symbols – images of birds, animals, people, ornaments and more.

OBVERSE: above the small State Emblem of Ukraine UKRAINE inscription, the year of issue 2017 and face 5 / USD; gilded lion – a fragment plates with the thirteenth century (Chersonese museum), right – general view plates. Element finishes: local gilding, gold purity content of not less than 0.0007 g

REVERSE: On the coin depicts the head of a lion (left) and a unique piece of slate relief of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra depicting lions (XI.) – antique motifs commonly found in decorative art Middle Ages, griffins, centaurs, lions, dragons and more. Right on the background of the picture is vertical inscription lion.

SPECIFICATION

NAME 2017 FAUNA IN KRAINE MONUMENTS
DENOMINATION 5 Hryvnia
COMPOSITION 0.925 silver
WEIGHT 15.55 grams
DIAMETER 33.00 mm
FINISH Special uncirculated
MODIFICATIONS Selective gilding
MINTAGE 4,000
BOX / COA Yes / Yes
NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE
By | 2017-04-12T01:16:19+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Categories: History, Gilded, Silver, National Bank of Ukraine, Ukraine|0 Comments

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