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Kyiv Contract Fair

Putting into circulation : 16 October 1997
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
20 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof corrugated 5000 5000

Series: Other coins
The coin is dedicated to 200th anniversary of opening in Kyiv (in 1797) the Contract Fair - an important yearly event for commercial and social-political life of Ukraine at the end of 18th - beginning of 20th centuries
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1682

On the coin obverse there is the Small State Emblem of Ukraine in the center of the composition made with conventionalized depictions of four crosswise located rolls of paper against a background of horizontal lines. On the rolls there are inscriptions: УКРАЇНА, above and 20 ГРИВЕНЬ, underneath in two lines; 1997, the year of coin issue - on the left and designations of Ag 925 and 31,1, coin`s pure weight - on the right.
On the coin reverse in the center, there is a depiction of Kyiv City Council building, in which the first Contract Fair took place (from the drawing `The Facade of the old Kyiv fortress` by M.Razhen (1775-1786). On the foreground, there is the Podil embankment from Dnipro side and a moored-two-mast ship. Above on the left, there is a depiction of scales. Around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: КИЇВСЬКИЙ КОНТРАКТОВИЙ ЯРМАРОК (Kyiv Contract Fair) - above and 200 РОКІВ (200 years)- underneath
Designer: Serhii Beliaiev
Engraver: Robert Cotowicz