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2500 Years of the town of Yevpatoria

Putting into circulation : 24 July 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 30000 30000

Series: Ancient cities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to 2500 Years of the ancient town of Yevpatoria. At the turn of 6-th and 5-th centuries B.C. in the period of Greek colonization, an ancient town of Cerkinitidus appeared there. It was first mentioned in written sources by Hecateus of Miletus, later - by Herodotus, Ptolemy and Arrian. Today Yevpatoria is an All-Ukrainian child health centre, climatic, balneal and mud health resort
On the coin obverse there is a conventionalized image of the sun and sea, above - there is the coin issue year: 2003, below there are engraved the small National Emblem of Ukraine and inscriptions: УКРАЇНА, 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (Ukraine/ 5/ hryvnia), as well as the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine
On the coin reverse at the top against the background of sea there is a collage made of depictions of architectural monuments and modern buildings; in the centre there is a two-lined inscription: ЄВПАТОРІЯ, 2500 років (Yevpatoria / 2500 Years). In the foreground there is depicted an amphora with a sea gull sitting on it.
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk