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The Autonomous Republic of Crimea

Putting into circulation : 25 April 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 commemorates the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, on the Crimean peninsula in southern Ukraine. The peninsula is washed by the Black and Azov seas, and is separated from mainland Ukraine by Sivash Lake. Crimea has a huge recreational potential due to it being a natural resort and having unique landscapes. It boasts many places of archeological, historical, cultural, and architectural interest. The peninsula has been home to many peoples, who have created its present-day ethnic background. These include Ukrainians, Crimean Tatars, Russians, Greeks, Armenians and other ethnic and ethno-confessional groups. In 2014, Crimea was brazenly occupied by Russia. Russia’s claim to have annexed Crimea is not recognized by Ukraine and the international community, which regard the peninsula as a temporarily occupied territory.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms; there are circular legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above), 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 composition that symbolizes the peninsula: the Ayu-Dag (Bear Mountain), to the right of which is the coin’s issue year – 2018; against the backdrop of conventionalized waves is an ancient ship, below which are the Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai and the gazebo in which Prince Volodymyr was baptized (to the left); beneath are a bunch of grapes, an amphora, a Tatar and ancient coins, and mountain lavender flowers.
Reverse: against the background of the ornament used on the work called “The Plate” by Rustem Skybin, is a conventionalized map of Ukraine; there are the following circular legends: АВТОНОМНА РЕСПУБЛІКА КРИМ (Autonomous Republic of Crimea) (above), УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) (below).
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko