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100 Years of the World Aviation and 70 Years of the National Aviation University

Putting into circulation : 22 August 2003
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 30000 30000

Series: Higher educational establishments of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to 100th anniversary of the World Aviation. A human being used to dream on flying since many centuries, but practically, aviation (from the Latin: avis - bird) has started its development only in 20th century. The American mechanics, brothers Write were the first to put an internal-combustion engine inside an airplane. The first successful flight of their airplane took place on December 17, 1903. At the end of 30-s a jet-engine was invented. And since that time the aviation has been developing very rapidly.
On the coin obverse against the background of the a terrestrial globe there is pictured a composition, symbolizing dynamics of air communication, the small National Emblem of Ukraine and the inscriptions: 2 ГРИВНІ, 2003 (2 hryvnia/ 2003). Above and on the right there is a semicircular inscription: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine).Beneath there is the NBU Mint logotype.
On the coin reverse there is a composition inside of which there is a biplan of the Wright brothers is depicted against the background of the conventional plane skin which is decorated with a schematic sketch of Leonardo da Vinci. Above to the left there is a semicircular inscription: СВІТОВІЙ АВІАЦІЇ (of World Aviation) and to the right there is a two-lined inscription: 100 РОКІВ (100 Years). Beneath to the right there is a building is depicted, under which there is a semicircular inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ АВІАЦІЙНИЙ УНІВЕРСИТЕТ (National Aviation University).
Designer: Serhii Beliaiev
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi