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Smith


Putting into circulation : 28 March 2011
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 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 10000 10000

Series: Folk Crafts of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the smithcraft, i.e. treatment of iron by the hot forging techniques. As early as in the Xth-XIIth centuries the skills of smiths reached such a high level that some of the iron treatment methods and processes for manufacture of tools and household goods have remained practically unchanged to this day.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 705

Obverse: above there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the conventionalized legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) thereunder; in the centre there are depicted in a conventionalized manner two little birds and (to the left and right of them) different smithcraft products - Old Rus arms and household stuff; below there is the legend: 10/ГРИВЕНЬ/2011 (10 hryvnias) (on the silver coin) together with the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logo.
Reverse: there is depicted a smith at work. Above, there is the legend КОВАЛЬ (smith). To the left and right of the central composition there are ornamental patterns.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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