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Tsymbaly


Putting into circulation : 22 December 2006
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 100000 100000

Series: Folk Musical Instruments
The commemorative coin is dedicated to a stringed striking instrument, well known in Ukraine – tsymbaly (hammered dulcimer variety) consisting of a trapezoidal wooden frame with metal strings, which is played with two beaters (sticks or hammers) against the strings. The tsymbaly (pl.) have a reach musical palette and are used by folk instrumental ensembles (e.g. troisti muzyky – a sort of a consort of three instruments; troisti = triple).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

On the obverse a fan-shaped relief on the coin represents symbolically a tsymbaly melody. There are a baroque decorative pattern and inscriptions in simulated Cossack script, above – НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (The National Bank of Ukraine), below – 2006 / 5 / ГРИВЕНЬ (hryvnias) and the logotype of the NBU Mint.
On the reverse there is a picture of tsymbaly circled by a baroque decorative pattern and inscriptions in simulated Cossack script—ЦИМБАЛИ (tsymbaly).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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