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The Year of Rat


Putting into circulation : 3 January 2008
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 proof corrugated 15000 15000

Series: Oriental calendar
The coin is dedicated to the Year of Rat, one of the animal-symbols of the Oriental calendar, which is based on the twelve months cycle of Jupiter, the largest planet of the Solar system.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 539

On the coin obverse within setting made of a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation there are inscriptions:НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ/ 5/ ГРИВЕНЬ (National Bank /of Ukraine/ 5/ Hryvnia); above there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine, beneath: 2008, the coin issue year, as well as Ag 925, the designation of metal; 15,55g, its weight in fineness and the NBU Mint logotype.
On the coin reverse there is depicted a rat made in a technique of a cheap popular print within a vegetable ornamentation setting (a rat eye is decorated with 0,01carat diamond). Both above and below this composition there is a depiction of contour figures of all 12 symbols of the Oriental calendar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko
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