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Scythian Gold

Putting into circulation : 26 April 2005
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 gold (Au 999,9) 1.24 13,92 special uncirculated smooth 15000 15000

Series: The smallest golden coin
The coin is dedicated to the Scythian period (7th - 3d centuries B.C.), an extremely important stage in the development of the jeweller`s art in the territory of Ukraine. This distinctive jeweller`s art was embodied in figures of animals which decorated military munitions, household goods, clothing; etc.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3666

On the coin obverse within the bead circle there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine, above which there is 2005, the coin issue year; between the bead circle and the coin rim there are inscriptions: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) -above, 2 ГРИВНІ (2 / hryvnia)-beneath, as well as Au 999,9, the designation of metal (on the left), 1,24 g, its weight in fineness and the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine (on the right).
On the coin reverse there is a golden plaque depicting a relief sideview figure of a Scythian horseman, which was found in 1830 during archeological excavations of Kul-Oba burial mound near the city of Kerch.
Designer:  avers: Volodymyr Demianenko  revers: Borys Hrudenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Roman Chaikovskyi