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The Protection of the Virgin

Putting into circulation : 30 September 2005
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 45000 45000

Series: Ritual Holidays of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to one of the important Orthodox holydays related to the Virgin Mary, the true patroness of all believers. The sense of this holiday is in the idea of protection
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the coin obverse there is depicted the composition made of a guelder-rose, plants and a towel. Upon the background of it there is an inscription: 2005, the coin issue year; in the centre of the composition there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine, under it there are Hetman`s symbols of power and a Cossacks sabre. On its left and right there are conventionalized flowers and birds amidst of which there is the inscription: УКРАЇНА, 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (Ukraine/ 5 / hryvnia). On the coin there is also a depiction of the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine.
On the coin reverse there is a multi-figured composition depicting a reception of a newly-married couple by their parents. They are holding an icon and weddings round loaf in their hands; above there is the Protection of the Virgin. To the right there is a semicircular inscription: ПОКРОВА (Protection of the Virgin).
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Roman Chaikovskyi