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The Year of the Ox

Putting into circulation : 10 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 50000 50000

Series: Oriental calendar
This coin celebrates one of the animals from the Oriental zodiac.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); against a smooth background is a circle made of the 12 animals that comprise the Oriental zodiac; in the center of the circle is a stylized clock with a hand pointing to the ox – the symbol of 2021; under the hand is the year 2021; beneath, to the left, is the semicircular legend 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias); against a matt background are the symbols of the seasons that are made to look like Ukrainian vytynankas (a type of papercutting art): a snowflake (above), a flower (to the right), a berry (beneath) and a leaf (to the left); to the left of the symbol of the rabbit is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a stylized symbol of 2021 – an ox circled by stylized symbols of each season: snowflakes (above, to the right), flowers (below, to the right), plants (below, to the left), and branches (above, to the left).
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko