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City of Kyiv


Putting into circulation : 20 December 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 bimetal from nonprecious metals 9.4 28,0 special uncirculated sectoral corrugation 45000 45000

Series: Oblasts of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Kyiv, the capital of independent Ukraine. One of the largest and oldest cities in Europe, it lies on both banks of the Dnipro River. Since time immemorial, a lot of famous people have declared their love for the city, enamored by its magical attraction. The city boasts many places of cultural, archeological, historical, and architectural interest. Today, Kyiv is a political, socio-economical, transportation, educational and scientific center. It is a separate administrative district of Ukraine and the administrative center of Kyiv oblast. The city also hosts Ukraine’s central government, foreign missions, and the head offices of most companies and non-governmental organizations operating in Ukraine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms; there are the following circular legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above) and П’ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) (below); to the right is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works; in the center is a stylized composition that symbolizes Kyiv: above, to the left, is Kyiv’s pedestrian bridge across the Dnipro River, which connects central Kyiv to the parks and beaches of Trukhaniv Island; to the right is St. Sofia’s Cathedral and its bell tower; in the center is the Ukrainian parliament building, to the right of which is the coin issue year 2018; to the left is the Monument to the Magdeburg Rights; beneath is Kyiv’s coat of arms (15th century), the oldest image of which is found in Conrad Grunenberg’s book of heraldry; and a sprig from a chestnut tree – a symbol of Kyiv.
Reverse: there is the Archangel Michael, the guardian of Kyiv region and the city of Kyiv, who has been depicted on the coats of arms of Kyiv, the Principality of Kyiv, the Voivodeship of Kyiv, and the Province of Kyiv; there is the legend МІСТО КИЇВ (city of Kyiv) (above) and decorative elements (below).
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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