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Defenders of Donetsk Airport

Putting into circulation : 30 January 2018
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10 сплав на основі цинку 12.4 30,0 uncirculated corrugated 1000000 1000000

Series: Ukraine's Armed Forces
This coin celebrates the defenders of Donetsk Airport, known as cyborgs, who defended the airport for 242 days. Their courageous and heroic battles have come to symbolize the self-sacrificing fight for Ukraine’s territorial integrity.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 10

Obverse: above, to the left, is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), under which are the coin’s issue year (2018) and Ukraine’s small coat of arms; in the center is the following conventionalized composition: two male hands holding weapons from different epochs, which symbolize Ukraine’s defenders from different historical times; against a smooth background are the following legends: ЗА ЧЕСТЬ! ЗА СЛАВУ! ЗА НАРОД! (For honor! For glory! For the people!); beneath, to the left, against the backdrop of a conventionalized shield fragment is the coin’s face value 10/ГРИВЕНЬ (10/hryvnias); to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a conventionalized composition depicting an airport defender against the background of the half-ruined control tower, with a Ukrainian flag flying above it; to the right are bullet-ridden metal constructions with the vertical legend: КІБОРГИ. UA/ 26•05•2014/21•01•2015 (CYBORGS. UA/ 26•05•2014/21•01•2015).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko