The National Bank of Ukraine has
issued and put into circulation a series of commemorative coins, which are
dedicated to the final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football
Championship. The presentation of a series of coins was held at the Olimpiysky National Sports Complex today, on 27 December
2011, with the participation of Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of
Infrastructure of Ukraine Borys Kolesnikov
and Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Volodymyr
The complete series of coins
comprises 11 commemorative coins ranging from 5 to 500 hryvnias,
which are made of gold, silver and German silver as well as a circulation coin
of 1 hryvnia face value. All the coins bear the image
of the official UEFA Euro 2012 logo, as the National Bank of Ukraine has
received permission to use the official symbols of this championship (on silver
coins this logo is holographic).
"Under our concept, the
commemorative coins present the four cities, which will host the Football
Championship matches – Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv, and coins, which are dedicated to the final
tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship", said Deputy
Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine Volodymyr Krotiuk at the presentation.
In addition, the National Bank of
Ukraine for the first time has issued into circulation a commemorative coin
made of gold with a fineness of 999.9, which weighs 500 g. The mintage quantity
of this coin with a face value of 500 hryvnias is
limited to 500 pieces.
"This coin embodies an
interesting artistic conception – around the coin obverse circumference there
are depicted silhouettes of architectural monuments of Ukrainian and Polish
cities, which will host the Final Tournament matches, figurines of football
players, as well as dates for holding the Football Championship matches are
indicated, there is placed an image of the official UEFA Euro 2012 logo in the
coin centre, which is made with application of enamel," stressed Volodymyr Krotiuk.
In order to ensure accessibility of
commemorative coins devoted to the Euro 2012 for a wide range of football fans
and numismatists, the National Bank of Ukraine plans to sell them through its
regional departments in all regions of Ukraine, as well as through the branches
of Public Joint Stock Company "Ukrsotsbank"
operating under trade mark UniCredit Bank, which has
been chosen as the national sponsor of the UEFA Euro 2012.
The silver coins will be sold in
sets of five coins – coins with a face value of 10 hryvnias,
net content weight of 31.1 g (1 ounce), which are dedicated to the four cities
– Kyiv, Donetsk, Lviv and Kharkiv,
as well as the coin with a face value of 20 hryvnias
and net content weight of 62.2 g (2 ounces), which is dedicated to the final
match to be held in Kyiv. All the other coins can be purchased on a piecemeal
Coins are a legal tender of Ukraine
and shall be accepted without any restrictions at their face value for all
types of payments as well as for placing to the settlement accounts, on
deposits, for letters of credit and transfers.
Further information on the complete
series of commemorative coins dedicated to the Euro-2012 can be obtained at – www.bank.gov.ua/control/uk/currentmoney/cmcoin/search.