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Skythian Gold (The Goddess Api)


Putting into circulation : 22 February 2008
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 gold (Au 999,9) 1.24 13,92 special uncirculated smooth 10000 10000

Series: The smallest golden coin
The coin is dedicated to an artefact of the Skythian culture - a lamina applique`s work of 6th century B.C. with the depiction of the Goddess Api, the Scythians` original mother.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 2465

On the coin obverse within a bead circle there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine, above which there is 2008, the coin mintage year; between the bead circle and the coin rim there are the inscriptions: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above), 2 ГРИВНІ (2 Hryvnia) (below), as well as Au 999,9 , the designation of the metal (on the left), 1,24, its mass and the NBU Mint logotype (on the right).
On the coin reverse there is a depiction of a golden lamina applique` work as the Goddess Api with serpent-like legs and there is also a semicircular inscription: СКІФСЬКЕ ЗОЛОТО (Skythian Gold) (beneath).
Designer:  avers: Volodymyr Demianenko  revers: Borys Hrudenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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