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Putting into circulation : 28 March 2011
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: Folk Crafts of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the smithcraft, i.e. treatment of iron by the hot forging techniques. As early as in the Xth-XIIth centuries the skills of smiths reached such a high level that some of the iron treatment methods and processes for manufacture of tools and household goods have remained practically unchanged to this day.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the conventionalized legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) thereunder; in the centre there are depicted in a conventionalized manner two little birds and (to the left and right of them) different smithcraft products - Old Rus arms and household stuff; below there is the legend: 5/ГРИВЕНЬ/2011 (5 hryvnias) (on the German silver one) together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo.
Reverse: on both coins there is depicted a smith at work. Above, there is the legend КОВАЛЬ (smith). To the left and right of the central composition there are ornamental patterns.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko