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The Ram


Putting into circulation : 14 March 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 ram and its representations in cultural monuments from various epochs. These representations were created by talented craftsmen whose names have remained unknown. The tribes and peoples that inhabited Ukrainian lands for thousands of years created a culture and handed it down to future generations, ensuring uninterrupted cultural progress. The respect these peoples had for nature, animals in particular, was reflected in their beliefs and religions.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1029

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); below the legend are the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias) and the coin issue year 2019; in the center is a gilt image of a metal relief depicting a ram’s head* (found in the northern Black Sea region); to the right of the relief are Sarmatian archeological artefacts: two ceramic vessels shaped as rams found in the Neizats burial ground in Crimea.
Reverse: to the left, against a smooth background, is a ram’s head, to the right of which, against a matt background, are the vertical legend БАРАН (ram) (beneath) and an image of a ram, as typically depicted on ceramics that are made in the small town of Opishnia in Poltava oblast.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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