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City of Sevastopol


Putting into circulation : 26 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
The commemorative coin is dedicated to Sevastopol, the special-status city, which is honored as a hero city and is located in the north west of the Crimean peninsula, on the coast of the unique Sevastopol Bay. The city’s history dates back to the age of antiquity, represented by the ruins of Tauric Chersonese, the antique and Byzantine city. According to one of the versions, Kyiv Prince Volodymyr was baptized on the territory of present-day Chersonese (referred to as Korsun in the Ancient Rus sources), which makes it a sacred place for Ukrainian Orthodox Christianity. The Russian Federation treacherously occupied the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol in 2014. Ukraine and the international community have not recognized the forced annexation of Crimea and consider the peninsula as a temporarily occupied territory.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

Obverse: a semicircular legend reading УКРАЇНА (UKRAINE) is at the top and П’ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (FIVE HRYVNIAS) at the bottom; Ukraine`s small coat of arms is in the middle; underneath the coat of arms is the year the coin was minted 2018; to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: the legend МІСТО СЕВАСТОПОЛЬ (CITY OF SEVASTOPOL) is at the top; below is a composition that symbolizes the city: a sailing ship at the top, below which is the bridge built in early XX century that is one of the symbols of the city, an anchored cross, a naval cannon, and a pyramid of cannonballs (to the left); above the cannon are the ruins of Chersonese; decorative elements in the form of grape bunches and leaves are at the bottom.
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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