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AN-2 Aircraft

Putting into circulation : 22 May 2003
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof corrugated 3000 3000

Series: Airplanes of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the forerunner of all `AN` aircrafts, one of the heaviest and most long-lived multi-purpose aircrafts for passenger and cargo carriage. The plane made its first flight on August 31, 1947 and its serial production began at the Kyiv Aviation Plant in 1949 (now - `Aviant`).There are developed 18 modifications of the aircraft which were exported to 23 countries of the world.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 875

On the coin obverse in the centre of the circle made of a string of beads there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine within an allegoric composition of the sun, a conventionalized wing, birds and stars that symbolize the dream of mankind to reach outer space. There are the following inscriptions:
On the coin reverse there is a depiction of AN-2 aircraft and circular inscriptions: above - ЛІТАКИ УКРАЇНИ (aircrafts of Ukraine); beneath - AN-2 and AN-2, between which there is AN logotype is depicted.
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko