- These beautiful hand-painted Ukrainian 50 Kopiyka Coin Cufflinks require the artist to carefully select each coin and, choosing from a selection of miniature curved and straight brushes, paint by hand every minute detail that already exists in the coin. In painstaking fashion, the artist applies color initially to outline the design, followed by a high tempered firing process. The firing process is repeated after each color is applied. The hand-painting process for each piece varies, some taking as long as two days to complete. In the final stage, in order to protect the delicate hand painting, the artist applies and bakes-on a covering of space age resin, which also adds depth and luster to the item while providing a lifetime of protection to the piece.The coins feature the coat of arms of Ukraine, including the Ukrainian Trident. The insignia derives from the seal-trident of Volodymyr, the first Grand Prince of Kyiv. Today, the coin has now ceased to be legal tender in Ukraine and gone out of circulation, but you'll still yell out, "Wey Oh Ukraine!" everytime you put these on.Because all of the enamels are mixed by hand at the moment of application, no two pieces are ever exactly identical, making each item truly an original. The hand-painted coin is truly a gift or keepsake to be treasured forever.
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