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Year of the Tiger

Putting into circulation : 5 January 2010
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 proof corrugated 20000 20000

Series: Oriental calendar
The commemorative coin continuing the `Chinese Calendar` series is dedicated to the year of the Tiger according to the Chinese calendar based on the twelve-year cycle of the Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar system.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 811

On the coin obverse above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine; below there are the inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ (National Bank/of Ukraine), the coin face value 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (5/ Hryvnias) within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern as well as indications of the coin issue year 2010, metal and its fineness Ag 925, weight in fineness 15,55 g and the NBU Mint logotype.
On the coin reverse there is depicted in a technique of a cheap popular print a tiger within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern (tiger`s eyes are represented by citrines of 0.007 carat each). Both above and below this composition there is a depiction of contour figures of all 12 symbols of the Oriental calendar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko