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International Year of Astronomy
100 Hrywien

2009

Edition Metal Stamp Diameter Weight Mintage BU Unc XF VF FF
2009 n.m. Ag 900 Proof ↑↑ ø 100 mm 1000 g 700 4000 - - - -
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Obverse International Year of Astronomy 100 Hrywien 2009
Reverse International Year of Astronomy 100 Hrywien 2009
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Coin
Issuer National Bank of Ukraine (Національний банк України)
Coin type Collector's
Shape Circle
Denomination & currency 100 Hrywien
100.00 UAH
Design Volodymyr Demianenko
Edition details
Year of the edition 2009
Year on Coin 2009
Edition date 2009-06-15
Edition price -
Mint Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine (Банкно́тно-моне́тний двір Націона́льного ба́нку Украї́ни)
Privy mark n.m.
Mintage 700
Physical characteristics
Stamp Proof
Medal alignment
Metal Silver (Ag 900)
Diameter ø 100 mm
Weight 1000 g
Border Reeded
Rim Upset
Additional decorations -
Coin Catalogs
Zareba CM.100.3
Krause KM# 558
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Sample graph - Fryderyk Chopin, 50 Złotych, 1972
Description
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the International Year of Astronomy, i.e. 2009, proclaimed by United Nations. Four hundred years ago Galileo Galilei for the first time made use of the telescope to observe objects of the Universe. The International Year of Astronomy means peaceful global work with the purpose of exploring the enigmas of anthropogenesis and our Universe origin, i.e. the common heritage linking all earthlings. Astronomy is an important world outlook science and in such a way there is a good opportunity to conceive its role in development of the civilization. Price, Hryvnas: 12481
Obverse
On the obverse above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine, the coin issue year indication 2009 and the legend in three lines: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) thereunder, lower - a conventional design of Solar System in which the third from the Sun planet, i.e. Earth, is made of a blue topaz of 0.2 carat, against the background of orbits there is an armillary sphere, a classical astronomical instrument, that was used to determine the coordinates of celestial bodies, and the two-line inscription 100 ГРИВЕНЬ (100 hryvnias) thereunder.
Reverse
On the reverse against the raised background there are depicted: on the left - Galileo Galilei (above) and a conventionalized medieval miniature of starry sky observation (below), on the right - one of galaxies (above) and a radio telescope (below). Against the smooth background of the coin there are: the image of an observatory (below) and the inscriptions above: the bow-shaped МІЖНАРОДНИЙ (International), РІК (year) and (in the centre of the composition) АСТРОНОМІЇ (of astronomy), in which the Saturn image substitutes for the O letter.
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