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Ukrainian Pysanka

Putting into circulation : 16 April 2009
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 50000 50000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The coin is dedicated to pysanka-making art (Easter egg decoration) being a striking example of creative work in Ukrainian traditional art and having peculiar ornamentation patterns and scales of colours in each ethnographic region of Ukraine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the obverse of the 5 hryvnia coin: above against the dark background there are the Small National Emblem of Ukraine (on the left) and a fragment of a pysanka, below against the light background there are the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) and issue year 2009 together with a fragment of a pysanka, the dark and light parts are separated by the conventionalized legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine).
On the reverse of the German silver coin: below there is depicted an Easter still life - on the rushnyk (embroidered towel characteristic of Ukraine) there is a paska (Easter bread) with a candle thereon encircled with eggs; over them there is the conventionalized legend УКРАЇНСЬКА ПИСАНКА (Ukrainian pysanka); above there is a pysanka between the pysanka ornamentation patterns peculiar to Lemkivshchyna (Lemkos inhabited area), Bukovina, Hutsulshchyna (Hutsuls inhabited districts), etc.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko