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The Year of the Dragon

Putting into circulation : 16 December 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 proof corrugated 20000 20000

Series: Oriental calendar
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the year of the Dragon according to the calendar of the Chinese origin based on the twelve-year cycle of the Jupiter.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 811

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ (National Bank/of Ukraine) thereunder; within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern there is the coin face value 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (5/ Hryvnias); below there is the coin issue year indication 2012, as well as the indications of the metal and its fineness Ag 925, coin weight in fineness 15,55 g and the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logotype.
Reverse: within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern there is depicted in a technique of a cheap popular print a dragon (the dragon`s eye is represented by an orange zirconia of 1.5 mm diameter). 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: Volodymyr Atamanchuk