100 Years since the Founding of the First Ukrainian Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Regiment

This coin commemorates the formation of the first Ukrainian voluntary military unit. The regiment paved the way for the formation of other Ukrainian units in the Russian army. It participated in the armed opposition of the Ukrainian People`s Republic to Russian aggression. The First Ukrainian Military Congress, which took place in 1917, approved the formation of the first Ukrainian military unit. The congress decided that all 3,200 volunteers should be included in the regiment, and put Yurii Kapkan in command of it. The formation of the First Ukrainian Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Regiment was an important milestone in the creation of Ukraine`s modern army.

100 Years since the Founding of the First Ukrainian Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Regiment
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Above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); under the legend are the coin`s face value and issue year - 5/ГРИВЕНЬ/2017 (5/hryvnias/2017); in the center is a conventionalized composition in the Ukrainian Avant-Guard style of the early 20th century - soldiers wearing uniform that belonged to various military units during the Ukrainian revolution, one of the soldiers holds a flag with the legend - 1917; beneath is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
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There are conventionalized flags that belonged to the first Ukrainian military units, the most prominent of which is the flag of the First Ukrainian Bohdan Khmelnytskyi Regiment; other flags include old flags of the Ukrainian State Navy and the Ukrainian Zaporozhian Regiment, which was created in Moscow by Ukrainian soldiers; below are the flag of Ukraine`s present-day armed forces and the legends: 100/РОКІВ (100/years) (below to the left), and ПОЧАТОК ФОРМУВАННЯ ЗБРОЙНИХ СИЛ (vertical to the left) УКРАЇНИ (above) (the beginning of the formation of the Ukrainian armed forces).
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UA754CM1
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€4
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50000
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16.54g
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35mm
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