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Buhai


Putting into circulation : 7 November 2007
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 50000 50000

Series: Folk Musical Instruments
The coin is dedicated to a Ukrainian folk musical instrument made in a form of conical barrel (wooden cylinder). At one end a sheep membrane is stretched with a hole in this skin`s center. Through this hole a tuft of horse hair with a knot at one end is passed. Pulling of the horsehair makes a sound similar to the bull roar or bittern boom. This bass instrument is used by folk instrument groups to create funny effects.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 44

Obverse is a relief surface imitating sound waves presented in a form of conventionalized floral baroque patterns. The following conventionalized inscriptions can be seen: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above), under which to the left - the Small National Emblem of Ukraine, 2007/ 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (2007/ 5 Hryvnia) (below) and the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.
On the coin reverse there is On the reverse there is a depiction of the musical instrument, around the coin circumference - a baroque pattern and the conventionalized inscription: БУГАЙ (Buhai).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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