Many countries in Europe produce popular bullion coins, and Ukraine is quickly breaking into the market with its Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coin series. Produced by the National Bank of Ukraine, the Archangel Michael coins come in silver and gold, with a few different size options in the gold coin series. Today, you can purchase the 2016 1/2 oz Gold Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coins at Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule.
- Fifth release of the 1/2 oz Gold Archangel Coin.
- Consists of one-half ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of 10 UAH (hryvnia) backed by the Ukrainian government.
- Features the image of the Archangel Michael.
- The reverse image is that of the Ukrainian Coat of Arms.
The Archangel Michael Coins debuted in 2011 with three different options: 1 oz silver coin, 1 oz gold coin and 1/4 oz gold coin. The next year, however, the mint added two new fractional weight coins to the gold product lineup. These two coins are the 1/2 oz and 1/10 oz gold coins.
In Ukraine, the Archangel Michael is referred to as the protector of the capital city of Kiev, as well as the estate of Ukraine. Saint Michael is known as the leader of God’s army and the defender of Heaven as he led the rest of the angels in a war against the enemy who is not only referred to as Satan or the devil, but also the dragon.
The obverse of each 2016 1/2 oz Gold Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coin features the National Bank of Ukraine’s depiction of the Archangel Michael. In this rendition, the Archangel Michael is shown in a full suit of Roman armor. With a sword in his right hand and his wings outstretched, he stands atop the dragon while a halo of light surrounds his head.
On the reverse of each of these coins, you will see the Coat of Arms for the country of Ukraine. There are also engravings on this side of the coin in Ukrainian.
Each of these 2016 1/2 oz Gold Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coins is in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in this condition will show no signs of wear and tear, but there may be minor flaws on each coin. These flaws include breaks in luster, spotted surfaces and contact marks that are caused by the coining process.
These coins were produced by the National Bank of Ukraine, which is located in Kiev. The bank was founded in 1992, but has a history from the time of the Soviet Union. In the 1930s, the bank was opened to be a central bank for the Soviet Union.
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