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Ukraine, 10 hryvnias, 2015, Bohdan Khmelnytskyi
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Commemorative Coins of Ukraine. Series: Heroes of Cossack Age, "Bohdan Khmelnytskyi".
Putting into circulation : 24 December 2015

Technical Specifications
Denomination, 10
Metal, silver (Ag 999)
Weight of pure precious metals, gramme, 31.1    
Diameter, mm, 32
Quality class of coinage, proof
Edge, corrugated
Mintage, pcs, 3000
Retail price, Hryvnas: 773

The coin is dedicated to the 420th anniversary of the birth of a unique figure in Ukrainian history, Bohdan Zynovii Khmelnytskyi. He was a politician, a military leader, and a diplomat, as well as the founder of the Ukrainian Cossack State and its Hetman (1648 - 1657). Bohdan Khmelnytskyi was a man of many talents and a good leader. His personality attracted the attention not only of his contemporaries - brothers in arms, opponents, royal families, European diplomats, and state officials - but also of politicians, researchers, and artists from future generations.

Obverse: in the center, against a smooth background curved inwards, there is the impression of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi`s seal framed with a conventional laurel wreath; above there is the inscription УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); below is the semicircular inscription of the face value - ДЕСЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (ten hryvnias), to the left - the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the year of issue underneath- 2015; to the right - the indications of the metal, its fineness, and coin weight in fineness (Ag 999/31,1) and the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.

Reverse: against a smooth background, curved inwards, the following is depicted: to the left - there is Bohdan Khmelnytskyi`s portrait by Willem Hondius (1651), to the right appears the main fragment of the Hetman`s flag with his initials and Hetman title abbreviation, below there is a semicircular inscription БОГДАН ХМЕЛЬНИЦЬКИЙ (Bohdan Khmelnytskyi).

Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko

"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.