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The Boar

Putting into circulation : 27 February 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 4000 4000

Series: Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine
This coin commemorates the boar and its representations in unique ancient cultural monuments. These monuments were created by the tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukraine and made a significant contribution to the world collection of antiquities. Priceless cultural monuments from various epochs tell us how ancient people learned to work with natural materials, and to make them powerful by using symbols – representations of birds, animals, and people, etc.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 903

Obverse: above are Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), under which are the coin’s issue year 2018 and face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); in the center is a gilt image* of a boar – a Scythian gold figurine (late 4th century B.C.), under which, against a matt background, is the fight scene depicted on the Gold Pectoral that comes from the Thick Grave (Tovsta Mohyla) (mid-4th century B.C.).
Reverse: to the left, against a smooth background, is an image of a boar, to the right of which is the vertical legend ВЕПР (boar) (above); to the right is a conventionalized fragment of a Scythian plate featuring a boar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko