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Kyiv Fortress

Putting into circulation : 14 May 2021
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 15000 15000

Series: Architectural monuments of Ukraine
This coin celebrates one of the world’s largest stone and earth fortresses that survives to this day – unique defensive fortifications that were built over many centuries. Kyiv Fortress National Historical and Archeological Museum is a unique historic site, featuring many constructions related to liberation movements in Ukraine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 87

Obverse: above, against the backdrop of a stylized composition depicting a fragment of the fortress’s arched entryway is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); beneath, against a smooth background, is a key, under which is the following legend: 5/ГРИВЕНЬ/2021 (5/hryvnias/2021); to the right of the key is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is the following composition: a bird’s eye view of Kyiv Fortress, to the right of which is a map of the fortifications; beneath are the following legends: КИЇВСЬКА (Kyiv) (against a smooth background) and ФОРТЕЦЯ/XVIII–XIX ст. (fortress/the 18th to the 19th centuries) (against the backdrop of the outline of fortress merlons).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko