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500 Years of the Town of Chyhyryn


Putting into circulation : 10 October 2012
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Ancient cities of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the town of Chyhyryn. Founded at the beginning of the 16th century on the border to the Wild Fields, the town had already Magdeburg Rights conferred on it by 1592. The town witnessed various historical events; it functioned as the capital of the Hetmanate (a Ukrainian Cossack State); served as headquarters for the Chyhyryn regiment; and also was the first hetman residence. Chyhyryn, and its rich history, have always attracted the attention of historians, writers, poets and artists, which have left us accounts of their travels, poetry and works of art.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above, against a smooth background, there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the following legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/БАНК/УКРАЇНИ (National/ Bank/of Ukraine) thereunder; to the right, against a background showing part of the plan of Chyhyryn Fortress, is the wall of Doroshenko`s Stronghold; to the left there is a conventionalized ornament and the following legends: face value - 5 ГРИВЕН (5 hryvnias), year of issue - 2012, and the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine.
Reverse: there is a panoramic view of the city; above - the Coat of Arms of Chyhyryn and the following legend: 500 років/ ЧИГИРИН (500 years/ CHYHYRYN) thereunder.
Designer:  avers: Sviatoslav Ivanenko  revers: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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