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The Year of the Snake

Putting into circulation : 10 December 2012
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 25000 25000

Series: Oriental calendar
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the year of the snake according to a calendar of Chinese origin, which is based on the twelve-year orbit of Jupiter, the largest solar planet.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 812

Obverse: above, there is an image of the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine; in the middle, there is a stylized ornament and the following legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ/ 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (National Bank/ of Ukraine/ 5/ hryvnias); below, against a smooth background, there is the coin issue year - 2013, metal fineness - Ag 925, coin weight - 15.55 (to the left), and the logo of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine (to the right).
Reverse: there is an image of the snake done in a lubok style and surrounded by a stylized floral ornament (the snake has a green eye). Above and below the composition, there are silhouettes of all 12 animals that represent the Chinese (oriental) calendar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko