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Putting into circulation : 5 January 2016
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 50000 50000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the Schedryk carol of Mykola Leontovych by the Kyiv University choir. Mykola Leontovych was an innovative Ukrainian composer. He excelled in creating small choral pieces and arranged about 200 folk songs. He had no equal for his good ear for folk music and for using musical means to create poetic images. `Shchedryk` is one of the most popular Leontovych`s arrangements, which the composer worked on almost all his life. It is known not only in Ukraine but also in the entire world as `The Carol of the Bells`, `The Ukrainian Bell Carol`, or `The Ukrainian Carol.`
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: on the lusterless surface, the following is depicted: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the inscription УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) to the right and the year of issue underneath - 2016; against the note rows there is the relief image of a swallow, under which to the right there is the face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias) and the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.
Reverse: there is a group of singing carolers, one of them is holding a Christmas star, above which there are the inscriptions ЩЕДРИК, ЩЕДРИК, ЩЕДРІВОЧКА (shchedryk, shchedryk, shchedrivochka).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko