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The Year of the Rooster


Putting into circulation : 9 December 2016
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
This coin commemorates the year of the rooster according to a calendar of Chinese origin. The calendar is based on the twelve-year orbit of Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 523

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, beneath which is the legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the center surrounded by a conventionalized floral ornament is the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); below is the coin issue year - 2017, the coin`s metal - Ag 925, fine weight - 15.55 g, and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: surrounded by a conventionalized floral ornament is an image of the rooster, done in a lubok printing style. The rooster`s eye is decorated with a yellow cubic zirconium oxide. Above and below this composition there are sketches of all the 12 symbols of the Chinese calendar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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