For those few of you who have been following my blog you know that both my paternal grandparents came from Sniatyn, Austria-Hungary ( now Ukraine). If you don’t know this, you can catch up with my grandfather William Wainer (Basili Wynohradnyk) here and my grandmother Anna Ostafyczuk) here. In 2008 the National Bank of Ukraine issued a commemorative coin marking the 850th anniversary of the founding of the city of Sniatyn.
In 1158 the city of Sniatyn was first mentioned in the Hypatian Codex and was founded by Kostiantyn Siroslavovych.
Here is the obverse of the coin:
And here is the reverse:
I hope to have one of these in my hands in the next few days. It takes awhile to get things shipped from the Ukraine.