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The Horse


Putting into circulation : 26 February 2019
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 horse and its representations in cultural monuments from the time of Kyiv Rus, one of the prominent periods in the history of the Ukrainian people, and part of world cultural heritage. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years created a unique 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: 931

Obverse: above are Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); below the legend are the coin issue year 2019 and the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); in the center is a gilt* image of a fragment of a Kyiv stone relief featuring Saint Eustace that dates back to the 11th century; this image is placed against the backdrop of an icon (to the right) with a depiction of St. George dating back to the latter half of the 15th century.
Reverse: to the left is a horse’s head, to the right of which, against a smooth background, is the vertical legend КІНЬ (horse) (below) and a fragment of a decorated tile (11th century) depicting saints on horseback that are trampling snakes underfoot.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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