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The Glorious City of Zaporizhzhia


Putting into circulation : 29 September 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 Zaporizhzhia – a city with a rich history, which derives its name from the famous Dnipro rapids. One of the largest administrative, industrial and cultural centers in southern Ukraine, the city uniquely combines natural beauty, industrial giants and various architectural monuments. The island of Khortytsia – a unique natural site and a historical and spiritual center of Zaporizhzhia lands – is located near the city.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); there is the following symbolic composition: against the background of a vertical matt stripe, which symbolizes the Dnipro River, are stylized images of structures on the island of Khortytsia; to the right is the city’s coat of arms; to the left is a plan of Oleksandr’s Fortress, which was located on the site of the modern city of Zaporizhzhia; the coat of arms and the plan are connected to a bridge, like two banks of a river; below the bridge is the following legend: 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ/2020 (5/hryvnias/2020); to the left, under the plan, against a smooth background, is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against a smooth background is the following stylized composition that symbolizes the city’s history and modern life: against the background of the smooth outline of a Cossack’s face is St. Nicholas Church, to the left of which is a stone sculpture; to the right is the city’s historic building; stylized modern residential buildings form the background of the entire composition; beneath is the horizontal legend ЗАПОРІЖЖЯ (Zaporizhzhia), under which is the dam of the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant.
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Volodymyr Demianenko
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