The Archangel Michael is a well-known figure in Christianity, Judaism and Islamism. Known as the defender of Heaven, he holds a special place in these religions, as well as in Ukraine. In Ukraine, he is the protector of the capital city of Kiev and the estate of Ukraine. Now, you can get the 2016 1 oz Gold Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coins from Silver.com.
- Ships in a plastic capsule.
- Sixth year of the 1 oz Gold Archangel
- Consists of one ounce of .9999 fine gold.
- Bears a face value of 20 UAH (hryvnia) backed by the National Bank of Ukraine.
- Features the image of the Archangel Michael.
- Reverse shows the Ukrainian Coat of Arms.
In 2011, the National Bank of Ukraine released its first ever Archangel Michael Coin. The bank now does annual releases of these official bullion coins in both gold and silver. The gold coins are available in a number of different sizes. The designs on these coins never change, so you can always be sure of the design.
The Archangel Michael is known as a healer of the sick and the leader of God’s army. He led the other angels in the defense of Heaven against the dragon, which is also referred to as Satan and the devil. Now, Saint Michael is honored on Ukraine’s bullion coins.
On the obverse of each 2016 1 oz Gold Ukrainian Archangel Michael Coins, you will see the National Bank of Ukraine’s depiction of the Archangel Michael. In this depiction, he is wearing a full suit of armor. With outstretched wings, he holds a sword as he stands atop the dragon he is trying to defeat. Above his head, you will see the common symbol for an angel, which is the halo of light.
The reverse of each coin shows the Ukrainian Coat of Arms, as well as the name of the bank and other engravings in Ukrainian.
Each of the coins in this listing are in Brilliant Uncirculated condition. Coins in Brilliant Uncirculated condition won’t show any signs of wear and tear, but they may have some minor flaws. These flaws include breaks in luster, spotted surfaces and contact marks from the minting process.
The National Bank of Ukraine is responsible for producing all the Archangel Michael Coins. While the modern National Bank of Ukraine was established in 1992, the bank has an interesting history with the Soviet Union. The bank that used to be located in the same building in Kiev was at one time a central bank for the Soviet Union.
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