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Putting into circulation : 28 February 2012
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 35000 35000

Series: Folk Crafts of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the glassblowing, i.e. glass production known as early as in the Kyiv Rus epoch. After many centuries of development the glassblowing has reached a high artistic level. Especially ingenuous were flasks, very small casks, large bottles, quart bottles and differently shaped vessels in the form of cockerels, birds, teddy-bears, etc.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the conventionalized legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) thereunder; in the centre there are depicted in a conventionalized manner two little birds and (to the left and right of them) different glassblowing products - glass household stuff; below there are the legends: 5/ГРИВЕНЬ/2012 (5 hryvnias) together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo.
Reverse: there is depicted a glassblower fabricating a vessel. Above, there is the legend ГУТНИК (glassblower). To the left and right of the central composition there are ornamental flower patterns.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko