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The Cold Ravine


Putting into circulation : 15 April 2019
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 40000 40000

Series: Other coins
This coin commemorates the Cold Ravine, a historical area associated with glorious Cossack traditions. The Motrynine Holy Trinity Monastery, which is located in the middle of the ravine, is one of its attractions. The Cold Ravine is virgin woodland located in the Kamianka District of Cherkasy Oblast. The millennium-old oak tree named after Maksym Zalizniak (the leader of the Koliivshchyna rebellion) is the area’s most prominent landmark. The ravine boasts many archaeological monuments that date back to various historical epochs. The 1768 – 1769 Koliivshchyna rebellion, which broke in the spring of 1768 in Right-bank Ukraine, started precisely in the Cold Ravine. Taras Shevchenko, who mentions the Cold Ravine in his poems “Haidamaky” and “The Cold Ravine,” visited the area in the 1840s.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 61

Obverse: in the center, against a matt circle, is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, above which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); below the coat of arms are the coin face value 5 and, against a smooth background, the vertical legend ГРИВЕНЬ (hryvnias), which becomes larger toward the bottom of the coin; on both sides of the legend are tree trunks; above, against a smooth background, is the stylized semicircular legend ХОЛОДНИЙ ЯР (Cold Ravine) (formed from tree branches, an acorn, and leaves); beneath, to the left, is the coin issue year 2019; to the right, against a smooth background, is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a composition symbolizing virgin woodland: above and below are trees, as seen by a person looking from bottom to top; the tops of these trees point to the yellow and green circle (pad printed), which is placed in the center of the coin and symbolizes leaves and the sun; to the left and right of the circle are horseback riders symbolizing the haidamak liberation movement and the liberation movement during the Cold Ravine Republic; beneath, among the trees, is the Holy Trinity Church of the Motrynine Monastery.
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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