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The First Centenary of Ice Hockey in Ukraine

Putting into circulation : 25 March 2010
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000

Series: Sport
The commemorative coin with the face value of 2 hryvnias is dedicated to the hundredth anniversary of ice hockey in Ukraine. The date of publication of the Official Ice Hockey Rules in Ukrainian under the editorship of I.Boberskyi in 1910 has been chosen the terminus a quo for the ice hockey history in Ukraine. At that date the ice hockey was one of the most popular winter sports in Lviv.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the obverse there are depicted the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription Національний банк України (National Bank of Ukraine) above, the goaltender and interlacing of the geometrical lines representing the skate tracings, which makes the composition more dynamic; the coin face value and issue year 2/ГРИВНІ/2010 (2/hryvnias) are indicated below.
On the reverse there are depicted: in the foreground an ice-hockey player of nowadays, in the background - the players of the 20th century beginning against the background of conventionalized towers of Lviv where the first hockey matches took place.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko