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250 Years to Kirovohrad

Putting into circulation : 20 August 2004
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 the regional centre - the city of Kirovohrad (named as Elisavethrad before 1934). The origin of the city is associated with a foundation of St.Elisabeth fortress built upon the former lands of Zaporizhia Sich to defend southern borders of Ukraine against predatory attacks of Turks and Crimean Tatars
On the coin obverse there are depicted two crossed cannons, above which there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine, the coin issue year: 2004, semicircular inscriptions: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) (above) , 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnia) (beneath), as well as the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine
On the coin reverse there is a panoramic view of the city, upon the background of which two dates– 1754 - 2004 are depicted, the coat of arm of the city, as well as a semicircular inscription КІРОВОГРАД (Kirovohrad)
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko