Savior-Transfiguration Mhar Monastery

Dedicated to the monastery founded in 1619 on the picturesque upper right bank of the Sula River near the village of Mgar, not far from Lubny. Mgarsky Holy Transfiguration Monastery has always played an important role in the spiritual life of Ukraine. An Orthodox Church Brotherhood was founded here, and thanks to a firm position in the struggle against the expansion of the union on Ukrainian lands, the monastery quickly gained popularity and support among the Cossacks. The decoration of the monastic complex is the Savior Transfiguration Cathedral - one of the most prominent examples of the architecture of the era of the Ukrainian Baroque, built at the end of the seventeenth century. At the expense of Hetman Ivan Samoilovich and Ivan Mazepa. The temple is impressive with its stucco, which has a distinct floral character.

Ukraine 2019 Savior-Transfiguration Mhar Monastery Nickel Silver
Obverse: 
On the obverse there is a coin: on the top there is the Small State Emblem of Ukraine, to the left of which is the NATIONAL NAME, to the right is the BANK OF UKRAINE; on a mirror background - a stylized composition: the figures of the Cossack (left) and the monk (to the right), fragments of the baroque molding (above and below); in the center the face value is 5, under the denomination: ГРИВЕНЬ and the year of issue of the coin 2019; Bottom right is the logo of the Banknote-Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.
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On the reverse of the coin there is a panoramic composition of the ensemble of constructions of the monastery; inscriptions: МГАРСЬКИЙ СПАСО-ПРЕОБРАЖЕНСКИЙ МОНАСТИР (upwards in a circle) and 400 / РОКІВ (below); At the top left and bottom right there are decorative Baroque elements with plant ornament.
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UA811CM1
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€4
Mintage: 
40000
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16.54g
Diameter: 
35mm
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