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5 rubles 1988 "St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev". Description, cost

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Coin 5 rubles 1988 St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev cost
Nominal: 5 rubles
Year: 1988
Metal: Copper-Nickel alloy
Period of issue: 1988
Standard weight: 19,8 g
Quality of performance: Обычное
Mint: LMD
Standart diameter: 35 mm
Standart thickness: 3,1 mm
Volume of issue: 1 675 000
Edge: The inscription “FIVE RUBLES, FIVE RUBLES, ” separated by two five-pointed stars
Nominal: 5 rubles
Year: 1988
Metal: Copper-Nickel alloy
Period of issue: 1988
Standart weight: 19,8 g
Quality of performance: Обычное
Mint: LMD
Standart diameter: 35 mm
Standart thickness: 3,1 mm
Volume of issue: 1 675 000
Edge: The inscription “FIVE RUBLES, FIVE RUBLES, ” separated by two five-pointed stars

Description of coin 5 rubles 1988 "St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev":

The obverse of the coin in the upper part of the disc - the coat of arms of the USSR of the sample of 1956: the hammer and sickle on a globe, beneath the rising sun, at the top a five-pointed star; the sides of the ears of corn, tied with fifteen turns of the tape, the lower stage is much wider, symbolizes the RSFSR (the rest of the coils - the other republics). Under the arms the full width of the coin there is an inscription "СССР" below is the value: a large stylized number "5" under which a semicircle along the edge to the floor "РУБЛЕЙ" even the small numbers below the year of issue "1988".

The reverse of the coin depicts a relief panorama of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kiev, the main volume of the Church is hidden behind trees, all you see are the dome and bell tower. At the bottom horizontally is the inscription «КИЕВ» Over the domes of the right side indicates the date of construction of the Cathedral «XI ВЕК» Up in a semicircle along the rim the inscription: «СОФИЙСКИЙ СОБОР» All inscriptions in ancient script.

The obverse and reverse of the coin features the speaker on the circumference of the piping.

Date of issue: 12 October 1988, refers to a series of coins dedicated to the attractions of the USSR.
Artist: A. G. Miroshnichenko.
The Sculptor: S. M. Ivanov.

Total circulation: 2 million pieces, of which 325 thousand coins collectible proof performance.


Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev is one of the oldest surviving Russian Orthodox churches, was built on the orders of Yaroslav the Wise in XI century by architects from Byzantium. Inside has original mosaics made in the Byzantine style, as well as ancient frescoes. The temple's exterior was slightly redesigned in the XVII-XVIII centuries, and found the elements of the Ukrainian Baroque style. According to some Ukrainian historians, the Cathedral was built on the spot where Prince Vladimir was baptized, but chronicle sources indicate that this occurred in the town of Korsun (now Khersones) to the Crimea.
The coins presented in the photos are in the collections of their owners and are not sold

Information about other coins in denominations of 5 рублей:

1. 70 years of the great October Socialist revolution ("puck") 5 rubles 1987
2. 70 years of the great October Socialist revolution ("puck") 5 rubles 1987
3. Monument to Peter the great, Leningrad 5 rubles 1988
4. The Monument To The Millennium Of Russia 5 rubles 1988
5. St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev 5 rubles 1988
6. Monument to Peter the great, Leningrad 5 rubles 1988
7. The monument "Millennium of Russia", Novgorod 5 rubles 1988
8. The Cathedral of the Intercession on the Moat, Moscow 5 rubles 1989
9. Registan, Samarkand (Uzbekistan) 5 rubles 1989
10. Annunciation Cathedral, Moscow 5 rubles 1989
11. The Cathedral of the Intercession on the Moat, Moscow 5 rubles 1989
12. Registan, Samarkand (Uzbekistan) 5 rubles 1989
13. Annunciation Cathedral, Moscow 5 rubles 1989
14. Matenadaran, Yerevan 5 rubles 1990
15. The Grand Palace. Petrodvorets 5 rubles 1990
16. The assumption Cathedral of the XV kopeckury, Moscow 5 rubles 1990
17. The Grand Palace. Petrodvorets 5 rubles 1990
18. The assumption Cathedral of the XV kopeckury, Moscow 5 rubles 1990
19. Matenadaran, Yerevan 5 rubles 1990
20. Matenadaran, Yerevan 5 rubles 1990
21. The Grand Palace. Petrodvorets 5 rubles 1990
22. The assumption Cathedral of the XV kopeckury, Moscow 5 rubles 1990
23. Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow 5 rubles 1991
24. Moscow, State Bank building, XIX kopeckury 5 rubles 1991
25. The statue of David of Sasun, Yerevan 5 rubles 1991
26. Cathedral of the Archangel, Moscow 5 rubles 1991
27. Moscow, State Bank building, XIX kopeckury 5 rubles 1991
28. The statue of David of Sasun, Yerevan 5 rubles 1991
29. Red book. Markhor 5 rubles 1991
30. Red book. Fish owl 5 rubles 1991
31. Moscow, State Bank building, XIX kopeckury 5 rubles 1991
32. The statue of David of Sasun, Yerevan 5 rubles 1991
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