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The Dolphin


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 dolphin and its representations in cultural monuments from various epochs. These monuments were created by the tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukraine and made a significant contribution to the world collection of antiquities. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years created a culture and handed it down to future generations. The respect these peoples had for nature, animals in particular, was reflected in their beliefs and religions.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1057

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 dolphin – a fibula in the form of a dolphin found in a Sarmatian burial mound in Crimea, below which is an Olbian coin (4th century B.C.)
Reverse: to the left, against a smooth background, are an image of a dolphin and conventionalized waves (below), to the right of which is the vertical legend ДЕЛЬФІН (dolphin); to the right, against a matt background, is an Olbian coin with an image of a dolphin.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Serhii Kharuk , Oleksandr Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko
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