Ukraine Wins “Best Contemporary Event” Coin dated 2021

Ukraine won the Best Contemporary Coin category in the Coin of the Year (COTY) contest for 2021 dated coins. The winning 10 Hryvnia coin commemorates the 25th Anniversary of the Ukrainian Constitution.

Ukraine Wins “Best Contemporary Event” Coin dated 2021

The coin is part of a series celebrating the Rebirth of Ukrainian Statehood. As described by the National Bank of Ukraine, “This coin celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the Ukrainian Constitution, which is the main source of national law and one of the anchors of Ukrainian identity. This constitution is a successor to Pylyp Orlyk’s constitution – an outstanding example of Ukrainian and European legal thought, which dates back to the 18th century, and which was one of the first constitutions in the world.”

On the obverse, the matte background of the coin depicts a solved puzzle, the outlines of which consist of microtext containing quotes of some articles from the Ukrainian constitution. Ukraine’s small coat of arms is gold-plated and located at the center of the coin. Above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); to the right of the coat of arms is the coin’s face value 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias); beneath is the coin’s issue year – 2021.

Ukraine Wins “Best Contemporary Event” Coin dated 2021

The reverse also features the matte background of a solved puzzle, with the addition of silhouette images that embody the Ukrainian people and symbolize that each Ukrainian is part of a whole, and that the constitution safeguards the rights of Ukrainians. To the right are Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the legend КОНСТИТУЦІЯ/УКРАЇНИ (Ukrainian constitution).

The coin was designed by Vladyslav Yarovyi and engraved by Yurii Lukianov. It was minted by the National Bank of Ukraine Banknote Printing and Minting Works. The silver non-circulating coin weighs 33.62 grams and measure 38.6 mm in diameter.

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