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Icebreaker `Captain Belousov`


Putting into circulation : 16 November 2004
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 ordinary corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Maritime History of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the icebreaker which was put into operation 50 years ago and which is named after Mykhailo P. Belousov (1904 - 1946), an experienced polar captain and a Hero of the Soviet Union.
On the coin obverse on the left there is a depiction of an anchor and a steering-wheel, against whose background there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine is depicted; in the middle there are engraved horizontal symbolic waves above which there are inscriptions: on the German silver coin: УКРАЇНА/2004 (above), 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (beneath). There is also the Mint logotype of the Bank of Ukraine.
On the coin reverse there is a depiction of an ice-breaker amidst blocks of ice - in the foreground, and a boat in pure water - in the background; there are the inscriptions: `КАПІТАН БЄЛОУСОВ` (`Captain Belousov`), above in semicircle, and beneath - КРИГОЛАМ (Icebreaker) horizontal depiction against the mirror background
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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