This coin commemorates ancient Halych, which was one of the largest centers of Kyiv Rus. Halych was the capital of the Principality of Halych and the Kingdom of Halych-Volhynia. The town was an important economic, political, and cultural center, which promoted crafts, trade, and the construction of public housing and churches. The Halych-Volhynian Chronicle was also written in ancient Halych.
Obverse: above are Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); in the center against a smooth background is a fragment of a ceramic plate featuring a griffon (12th century), to the left of which is the vertical legend 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias); below to the right are the issue year 2017, and the mint mark of the NBU Mint.
Reverse: there is the following conventionalized composition: against the background of the town`s reconstruction is a horseman - King Danylo of Halych; above is the town`s coat of arms to the right of which is the legend ГАЛИЧ/ДАВНІЙ (Halych/ancient).