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Christmas and New Year’s Eve


Putting into circulation : 17 December 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 50000 50000

Series: Other coins
The commemorative coin is dedicated to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, a happy, joyful time of the year that stands out for its unique rituals, rich folklore, and ethnographic identity. New Year’s Eve is not simply the threshold of another 12 months, but rather one of the most ancient and mysterious holidays whose anticipation and celebration are rooted in the mythical world of fairy tales and magic. From an overall cultural perspective, this is an occasion that all countries and continents have celebrated for centuries. In Ukraine, Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations go particularly far back in history and have a rich variety of paraphernalia. Ancient Ukrainian traditions live on through these holidays.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 61

Obverse: on top, against a smooth background is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) with Ukraine`s small coat of arms underneath and three angels in the middle; to the left is 2018, the year the coin was minted; below is the face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias); to the right of the angels is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works; conventionalized snowflakes and stars surround all of the obverse.
Reverse: in the middle is a color Christmas star (in pad printing) – a feature of the national caroling tradition that symbolizes the sun, fire, and warmth; encircling the star is the legend З НОВИМ РОКОМ ТА РІЗДВОМ ХРИСТОВИМ! (Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!).
Designer: Андрощук Любов
Engraver:  avers: програмне моделювання: Андріянов Віталій  revers: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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