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700 Years since the First Written Mention of the Town of Lokhvytsia Ukrainian Ancient Towns Series


Putting into circulation : 27 August 2020
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 35000 35000

Series: Ancient cities of Ukraine
This coin commemorates an ancient town, which has a rich history, and which is located in Poltava oblast on the Lokhvytsia River. The town was first mentioned in historical sources in 1320 as an ancient Rus settlement on Pereiaslav territories. In the middle of the 17th century the town was granted Magdeburg rights and a coat of arms. During the national liberation struggle of the Ukrainian people the Lokhvytsia Cossack Community (Sotnia) took part in many battles as part of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi`s army.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the coin’s issue year 2020; in a square, against a smooth background, are the town’s coat of arms reflected in water and the vertical legends УКРАЇНА (UKRAINE) (to the left of the coat of arms) and the face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 HRYVNIAS) (to the right of the coat of arms); around the square is a decorative ornament; there is also the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works (under the legend UKRAINE).
Reverse: against a smooth background is a composition consisting of the architectural monuments of Lokhvytsia; above, to the right, is a stylized oak and plants symbolizing the beauty of nature. There are also the following legends: ЛОХВИЦЯ LOKHVYTSIA (under the plants), 700 РОКІВ (700 YEARS) (to the right of the bell tower), and ПЕРША ПИСЕМНА ЗГАДКА (FIRST WRITTEN MENTION) (below, in a semicircle).
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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