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The Year of the Rat


Putting into circulation : 27 January 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 50000 50000

Series: Oriental calendar
This coin celebrates the rat, one of the animals that begin the 12-year cycle of the oriental calendar.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); against a smooth background, are the 12 symbols of the oriental calendar depicted around a circle; in the center of the circle is a stylized clock with a hand pointing to the rat – the symbol of the current year; below the hand is the coin issue year 2020; beneath, to the left, is the semicircular legend 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias); against a matt background, are the symbols of each season that were stylized to resemble a Ukrainian ornament: a snowflake (above), a flower (to the right), a berry (beneath), and a leaf (to the left); the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works is to the right, above the symbol of the tiger.
Reverse: there is a curled up rat – the symbol of the current year according to the oriental calendar; the rat is circled with the following stylized symbols: snowflakes (above, to the right), flowers (beneath, to the right), fruit (beneath, to the left), and tree branches (above, to the left).
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Roman Chaikovskyi
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