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Scythia


Putting into circulation : 30 January 2001
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
20 bimetal from precious metals (Ag 925 - Au 916) 13.54 31,0 sectoral corrugation 3000 3000

Series: Monuments of ancient cultures of Ukraine
Commemorative coin of 20 Hryvnias denomination is dedicated to a great union of Scythian cattle-breeding and settled tribes (7th century B.C. - 3d century A.D.) which inhabited the steppe and forest-step regions of today` Ukraine. The political union of Scythian tribes played important role in the life of the south-western Europe and the northern Black Sea regions
Retail price, Hryvnas: 9397

On the coin obverse in the centre of the insert ring and against the background of rye ears there is depicted of a symbolic wheel of history with a falcon sitting on it, underneath it there is depicted a snake; above and to the left there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine; within the outer ring, there are depicted a Scythian warrior with a bowl in his hand (on the left) and a Scythian queen holding a mirror (on the right), as well as the logotype of the NBU Mint and the inscriptions: УКРАЇНА / 2000 / 20 / ГРИВЕНЬ (Ukraine/ 20/ hryvnia/ 2000)
On the coin reverse within the insert ring there is a depiction of a archeological find (7th beginning of 6th centuries B.C.) a Scythian plate which decorated a female headdress; within the outer ring there are conventionalized depictions made in so-called Scythian animal style and the inscription: СКІФІЯ (Scythia)
Designer: Roman Chaikovskyi
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi
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