10 Hryven Samiilo Velychko

Features

Issuer Ukraine
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 10 Hryven
10 UAH = 0.38 USD
Currency Hryvnia (1996-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 33.62 g
Diameter 38.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 267368
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Series: Heroes of Cossack Age

Obverse

Above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the stylized legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); against a smooth background is a composition symbolizing the activities of a chronicler: an ink pot, from which a sheet of paper with the following legends unfolds: ЛІТОПИС/ САМІЙЛА/ ВЕЛИЧКА/ 1720 (chronicle/by Samiilo/Velychko/1720); the coin’s face value 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias) and the coin’s issue year – 2020 are beneath.

Lettering:
УКРАЇНА
ЛІТОПИС САМІЙЛА ВЕЛИЧКА 1720
10 ГРИВЕНЬ
2020

Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk

Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk

Reverse

Against a matt background is the smooth outline of a Cossack’s profile (the image of Samiilo Velychko); against the backdrop of the profile is the following fragment of the preface to Velychko’s chronicle written in the cursive style used by Cossacks: ЦІКАВОМУ/ НОРОВУ ЛЮДСЬКОМУ/ НЕ МОЖЕ НІЧОГО БУТИ/ СПОДОБНІШОГО, ЛАСКАВИЙ/ ЧИТАЛЬНИКУ,/ ЯК ЧИТАТИ КНИГИ Й/ ДІЗНАВАТИСЯ ПРО/ ДАВНІ ЛЮДСЬКІ/ ДІЯННЯ/ І ВЧИНКИ (Dear reader, nothing is more interesting for the curious human nature than to read books and learn about old human acts and deeds); to the left, against the background of a quill pen, is the legend САМІЙЛО/ ВЕЛИЧКО (Samiilo/Velychko); to the right of the profile are the dates of the chronicler’s birth and death 1670/1728.

Lettering:
САМІЙЛО ВЕЛИЧКО
1670 - 1728

Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk

Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk

Edge

Smooth with in-depth legends

Mint

National Bank of Ukraine Banknote Printing and Minting Works, Kiev, Ukraine (1998-date)
Mintmark of National Bank of Ukraine Banknote Printing and Minting Works

Comments


This coin celebrates a Cossack chronicler, Samiilo Velychko (about 1670–1728), who wrote the first systematic chronicle of Ukrainian Cossack history from the middle of the 17th century through the beginning of the 18th century. While working on his chronicle, full of national patriotism, state-focused views and Cossack freedom-loving ideas, Velychko drew from multiple foreign and domestic sources, while also attempting to provide an in-depth analysis and correct descriptions of historical events and facts.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  3 000 Proof

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