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85 Years since the Establishment of Donetsk Oblast

Putting into circulation : 26 December 2017
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 35000 35000

Series: Oblasts of Ukraine
This coin commemorates Donetsk Oblast, a geographic area that lies in southeastern Ukraine. Ukrainian Cossack settlements appeared in present-day Donetsk Oblast 500 years ago. Later, they formed the Kalmius District of the Lower Zaporozhian Host (located beyond the Dnipro rapids). Donetsk Oblast borders on Zaporizhia and Dnipropetrovsk Oblasts in the west, on Kharkiv Oblast in the north-west, and on Luhansk Oblast and Russian Rostov Oblast in the north-east and in the east. In the south, it is surrounded by the Azov Sea. It is a region of industrial and coal production.
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) and П’ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) (below); to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works; in the center is a conventionalized composition that symbolizes the oblast: a fragment of the oblast’s flag, under which to the right is the coin’s issue year – 2017, the Sviatohirsk Cave Monastery (to the left), a spoil tip, a fragment of Ukrainian steppe with a stone baba monument (to the right); beneath are sunflowers, mining lights, and a helmet.
Reverse: shows a conventionalized image of Mertsalov’s palm in a wreath made from oak leaves – the main elements of the oblast’s coat of arms, and the circular legends: ДОНЕЦЬКА ОБЛАСТЬ (Donetsk oblast) (above), ЗАСНОВАНА У 1932 РОЦІ (established in 1932) (below).
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko