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The Town of Sloviansk


Putting into circulation : 1 December 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 celebrates a town that lies on the Kazenyi Torets River, which is next to the Tor salt lakes. The town’s history dates back to the times when that area was part of the Wild Fields, an area of steppe in Ukraine. In 1645, a small fort was built on the river crossing site. Later a fortress town was founded there (known as Tor or Solianyi until 1784). By the end of the 18th century, it had become the chief town of that district, to which traders came from across Slobidska Ukraine (a historical region, now located in Northeastern Ukraine and Southwestern Russia). The development of the town has been historically associated with the salt industry – salt production and the treatment of patients with salt water and therapeutic mud. The modern town of Sloviansk has become a symbol of Ukraine’s struggle to recover the occupied areas it lost due to Russian aggression in 2014.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, to the left of which are the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and the coin’s face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); in the center, against a smooth background, is a stylized composition that shows the historical periods in the town’s life: a Cossack against the backdrop of a fragment of a wooden fortress, below which are stylized waves and the legend СОЛЯНИЙ/ ТОР (Solianyi/ Tor); to the right of the Cossack are the coin’s issue year – 2020 and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against the outline of the Karachun Mount is the following stylized composition of the modern town: above is Sloviansk’s coat of arms, below which is the administrative building of the town council and historical buildings: the Holy Resurrection Church (to the right), the local hospital building (to the left), and a fountain (beneath, in the foreground).
Designer:  avers: Oleksandr Kuzmin , Maria Skoblikova  revers: реверс – Іваненко Святослав , автор ідеї реверсу – Омельченко Микола
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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