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AN-2 Aircraft

Putting into circulation : 22 May 2003
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 ordinary corrugated 50000 50000

Series: Airplanes of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the forerunner of all `AN` aircrafts, one of the heaviest and most long-lived multi-purpose aircrafts for passenger and cargo carriage. The plane made its first flight on August 31, 1947 and its serial production began at the Kyiv Aviation Plant in 1949 (now - `Aviant`).There are developed 18 modifications of the aircraft which were exported to 23 countries of the world.
On the coin obverse in the centre of the circle made of a string of beads there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine within an allegoric composition of the sun, a conventionalized wing, birds and stars that symbolize the dream of mankind to reach outer space. There are the following inscriptions: on the German silver coin - УКРАЇНА, 2003, 5, ГРИВЕНЬ (Ukraine/ 5/ hryvnia/ 2003). On the coin there is also the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine
On the coin reverse there is a depiction of AN-2 aircraft and circular inscriptions: above - ЛІТАКИ УКРАЇНИ (aircrafts of Ukraine); beneath - AN-2 and AN-2, between which there is AN logotype is depicted.
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko