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This section of Obscure Finds Numismatic Coin Collection is made up of coins from a region/country named, or abbreviated as Ukraine. All coins found in this section of the Obscure Finds Numismatic Coin Collection Database were minted either in or for the region/country of Ukraine.

If you came across our website because you are holding a coin from Ukraine and want to know more information about the coin that sparked your interest in Ukraine coin collecting, you came to the right place! Most of our visitors find our website because they are looking for Ukraine coin facts, numismatic coin data or simple melt value composition of a coin they and now possibly you, came across from Ukraine.

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List of Mints From the Ukraine Region
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Ukraine Region Description


Ukraine is a country in Eastern Europe. It has an area of 603,628 km2 (233,062 sq mi), making it the largest country entirely within Europe. Ukraine borders Russia to the east and northeast, Belarus to the northwest, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary to the west, Romania and Moldova to the southwest, and the Black Sea and Sea of Azov to the south and southeast, respectively. [1]

Ukraine was known as “Kievan Rus” (from which Russia is a derivative) up until the 16th century. In the 9th century, Kiev was the major political and cultural center in eastern Europe. Kievan Rus reached the height of its power in the 10th century and adopted Byzantine Christianity. The Mongol conquest in 1240 ended Kievan power. From the 13th to the 16th century, Kiev was under the influence of Poland and western Europe. The negotiation of the Union of Brest-Litovsk in 1596 divided the Ukrainians into Orthodox and Ukrainian Catholic faithful. In 1654, Ukraine asked the czar of Moscovy for protection against Poland, and the Treaty of Pereyasav signed that year recognized the suzerainty of Moscow. The agreement was interpreted by Moscow as an invitation to take over Kiev, and the Ukrainian state was eventually absorbed into the Russian Empire. [3]

Coins of Ukraine

The hryvnia, sometimes hryvnya, has been the national currency of Ukraine since September 2, 1996. The hryvnia is subdivided into 100 kopiyok.

Coins were first struck in 1992 for the new currency but were not introduced until September 1996. Initially coins valued between 1 and 50 kopecks were issued. In March 1997, 1 hryvnia coins were added; they are however rarely seen in circulation. The note of the same value is far more commonly used. Since 2004 several commemorative 1 hryvnia coins have been struck. [2]

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