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Lyre


Putting into circulation : 21 December 2004
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 ordinary sectoral corrugation 30000 30000

Series: Folk Musical Instruments
The coin is dedicated to an ancient musical instrument which has been popular in Ukraine since 15th-16th centuries. Lyre is a string-keyboard and bow folk musical instrument.
On the coin obverse its horizontal surface symbolically represents lyre strings tuning a melody like a conventionalized baroque ornamental pattern. Above there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine and `Ukraine` inscription made to look like the Cossack script; beneath - 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5/ hryvnia), 2004 (right) and the NBU Mint logotype.
On the coin reverse a lyre is depicted, around its circumference there is a baroque ornament and ЛІРА (Lyre) inscription made to look like the Cossack script.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Volodymyr Demianenko
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