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The 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Kruty

Putting into circulation : 30 January 1998
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 ordinary corrugated 150000 150000

Series: Rebirth of Ukrainian Statehood
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Kruty, the event that came into the history of Ukraine as a heroic deed of three hundred kyivan students, who defended the Independence of Ukrainian People`s Republic against the offensive Bilshovyk troops.
On the coin obverse there is depicted the Small National Emblem of Ukraine against the background of a multifugured composition, personifying the idea of the shot rebirth of the statehood: a column of the armed young people is moving through the target centre designated with three concentric circles. On the right and on the left of the picture there is the inscription: 1918-1998. Around the coin circumference there is the inscription: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) - above and 2 ГРИВНІ (2 Hryvnia) - underneath in two lines.
On the coin reverse there is a two-part composition, which reflects the historic moment of two forces withstanding: static figures of young heroes as personification of defense of Independence of the Ukrainian People`s Rebuplic - on the left and a stretched arm which directs attacking mounted troops as an allegory of the Bilshovyk intervention, - on the right. Around the picture there ate the inscriptions: 80-РІЧЧЯ БОЮ ПІД КРУТАМИ (80th anniversary of the Battle of Kruty) and 29.01.1918, split with a solar mark.
Designer: Anatolii Kushch
Engraver:  avers: Roman Chaikovskyi  revers: Volodymyr Demianenko