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The Horse

Putting into circulation : 20 November 2019
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 silver (Ag 925) 7.78 26,5 special uncirculated smooth 5000 5000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The set consists of the following commemorative coins: The Horse, The Bird, and The Walking Couple. These coins celebrate Yavoriv toys, which are unique to Ukrainian culture. These colorful wooden toys, which originated in the Lviv oblast town of Yavoriv and neighboring villages, are meant to entertain, amuse, and to pacify. While the first records of these toys date back to the 17th century, the toys gained popularity in the 18th century, becoming a form of woodworking art in the late 19th century. Most of the toys, such as birds, walking couples, carts, rattles, and horses, can move and make a sound. They are decorated in the traditional Yavoriv painting style, in red, green, yellow, or white colors. The Yavoriv painting style is a very old tradition in Ukraine. Despite their simple appearance, the toys have a unique attraction to them, and are thought to be more than just toys. They are believed to have protective powers, and the art of making them has been handed down from generation to generation.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 671

Obverse: surrounded by stylized elements typical of the Yavoriv painting style is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which are the legends УКРАЇНА/ДВІ ГРИВНІ/2019 (Ukraine/two hryvnias/2019) and an image of a Yavoriv toy horse; beneath, to the left, is the legend Ag 925 (indicates the metal and its fineness); to the right is the legend 7.78 (indicates the metal’s fine weight); there is also the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against a smooth background, is a color image of a wooden Yavoriv toy horse (pad-printed), and the following semicircular legends: ЯВОРІВСЬКА ЗАБАВКА (Yavoriv toy)(above) and КОНИК (horse)(below, to the left).
Designer: Андрощук Любов
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , програмне моделювання – Андріянов Віталій