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International Year of Forests

Putting into circulation : 24 November 2011
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 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 3000 3000

Series: Other coins
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the International Year of Forests, i.e. 2011, declared such by the United Nations. The forests are a type of natural landscapes with corresponding vegetation, fauna, microorganisms, depending upon one another in their evolution. They are a component of the national natural resources of the country, ponderable for the life harmony of human beings.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 812

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre there are depicted two birds sitting among branches in a conventionalized nest the centre whereof is like the Earth. The composition symbolizes the humankind life - the Earth is the home for people as the nest is the home for birds. Below there are the legend 2011 (the coin issue year) and the semicircular inscription П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias).
Reverse: there are depicted hand-like branches extending to the Sun; along the coin circumference there are the legends МІЖНАРОДНИЙ РІК ЛІСІВ (International Year of Forests) above and ЗБЕРЕЖЕМО ЗАРАДИ ЖИТТЯ ((We shall) salvage for the sake of the life) below.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko