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Amet-Khan Sultan

Putting into circulation : 7 October 2020
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Amet-Khan Sultan, a national hero of the Crimean Tatar people. One of the most famous ace pilots during World War II, as well as a test pilot, Sultan was twice awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. He made 603 attack sorties, personally shooting down 30 enemy planes (one of which he rammed) and 19 together with his squadron. By 1946, he had tested over 100 types of planes.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 35

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); there is the following stylized composition symbolizing an air fight: a World War II plane, under which is the smooth outline of a shot-down enemy plane; beneath is the following legend: 2/ ГРИВНІ/2020 (2/hryvnias/2020); beneath, to the left, is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against a smooth background, to the left, is a portrait of Amet-Khan Sultan; above, to the right, is the semicircular legend АМЕТ-ХАН СУЛТАН (Amet-Khan Sultan); above a stylized image of a plane instrument dial is the legend 1920–1971.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk