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80 Years since the Establishment of Poltava Oblast

Putting into circulation : 10 October 2017
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 bimetal from nonprecious metals 9.4 28,0 special uncirculated sectoral corrugation 35000 35000

Series: Oblasts of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Poltava Oblast, an industrial and agricultural region that lies in the Middle Dnipro Area. This area has a long history and has made a significant contribution to the formation of Ukrainian literature and culture. The oblast has produced a constellation of outstanding personalities, such as Gregory Skovoroda, Ivan Kotliarevskyi, Nikolai Gogol, Mykola Lysenko, Oles Honchar, Olena Pchilka, Panas Myrnyi, and Vasyl Symonenko. Poltava Oblast is also home to the famous Reshetylivka carpets and Opishnia ceramics. Fuel and energy production, mining and quarrying, and mechanical engineering account for the largest shares in the oblast`s present-day industry. The region is also known for its mineral waters from the Myrhorod health resort.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms; there are circular legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above), П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) (below); to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works; in the center is the issue year - 2017, to the right of which is a vertical ornament; there is a composition that symbolizes the oblast: the Transfiguration Church in the village of Velyki Sorochyntsi, the building of the spa in the town of Myrhorod; a lyre, an ink pot, and a feather - symbols of creative writing; to the left is a conventionalized image of a KrAZ Hurricane, a vehicle produced at the Kremenchuk car factory, which is the only producer of freight trucks in Ukraine; below are ears of wheat, a pumpkin, grapes, an apple, and a round flask that comes from Opishnia, the Ukrainian pottery capital.
Reverse: there are the oblast`s coat of arms and the circular legends: ПОЛТАВСЬКА ОБЛАСТЬ (Poltava oblast) (above), ЗАСНОВАНА У 1937 РОЦІ (established in 1937) (below).
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko