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The Era of Changes


Putting into circulation : 14 November 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 999) 15.55 шестигранна special uncirculated smooth 4000 4000

Series: Other coins
A set of four commemorative coins, 5 hryvnias in face value each, in a souvenir pack entitled 100 Years since the Establishment of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences: The Era of Peace, The Era of Changes, The Era of Technologies, The Human, Time, Space. These coins celebrate science, which is the most important engine of technical, social and cultural progress. Science is also an integral component of the spiritual culture of the humans that have entered the era of information and high technologies.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1057

Obverse: to the left, are the coin issue year 2018, Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the vertical legends UKRAINE/УКРАЇНА; to the right, are the coin face value П’ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias), the coin’s metal and fine weight Ag 999 15,55 (Ag 999 15.55) (vertically), and the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works (beneath); above, against the backdrop of stylized human figures, is a graphical representation of a time spiral, which symbolizes evolution, development, continuous motion, and vitality, and which has been known since Trypillian times (the Trypillian culture is an ancient Ukrainian culture dating back to the sixth millennium B.C.); under the spiral is the following stylized composition: against a brown background (pad printing) containing microchips is an image of the human brain (local gilding, fine weight no less than 0.0001 g).
Reverse: against the backdrop of microchips, is the following composition: against a black background, is an ancient symbol – yin and yang (in color and pad printed); under the symbol is an archaic wheel, symbolizing the sun, life cycles, rebirth and change; in the center of the wheel is an atomic model, which symbolizes scientific and technological achievements; there are the following vertical legends: THE ERA OF CHANGES (to the left) and ЕРА ЗМІН (to the right).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , програмне моделювання: Андріянов Віталій
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