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5 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – ST. NICHOLAS CATHEDRAL – CITY OF KYIV


5 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
nickel silver
diameter 35
weight 16.54
Mintage 30 000 pcs
Date of issue: 19.12.2016


Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine

The St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Cathedral (Ukrainian: Костел Св. Миколая) is the second Roman Catholic cathedral built in Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. Today the building is shared between the Roman Catholic Church of Ukraine and the National House of Organ and Chamber Music. Another Catholic church, the St. Alexander Roman Catholic Cathedral, is the oldest Catholic church in the city and is located near the European Square behind the Ukrainian House in Kyiv.

It was constructed from 1899–1909 and was built in a Gothic type construction, by Kyiv architects V. Gorodetsky and E. Sala. Historically, it belonged to the Latin Rite Catholic community. It stands at vulytsia Velyka Vasylkivska (Greater Vasylkiv street) in Pechersk Raion next to the National Linguistic University of Kyiv between the National Sports Complex Olimpiysky and the Railroad station Kyiv-Tovarny.

Obverse: to the left is Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the vertical legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); in the center is an image of the cathedral`s interior; to the right is the coin face value: 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) on the German silver coin; below is the coin issue year 2016. On the German silver coin to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

Reverse: there is an image of the cathedral`s building and the following legends: КОСТЬОЛ СВЯТОГО МИКОЛАЯ (St. Nicholas Cathedral) (semicircular above) КИЇВ (Kyiv) (above the building).