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Nesterov`s Loop


Putting into circulation : 28 August 2013
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: Other coins
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the centenary of performance of the loop-the-loop aerobatic maneuver known also as Nesterov`s loop. For the first time the maneuver was performed on August 27, 1913, by Pyotr Nesterov in the sky over Kyiv (Syrets military airfield) before numerous spectators` eyes. The event became de facto the beginning of aerobatics and substantial contribution to the aviation development.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the obverse there are: the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above) with the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine to the left; in the centre, against the background of the decorative military map case with the flight plan, Pyotr Nesterov`s portrait and the coin issue year indication 2013 to the right thereof; below - the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) and the mark of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.
On the reverse there is depicted a conventionalized composition of performance of the famous loop by Nesterov in a Nieuport monoplane; in the middle thereof - the inscription ПЕТЛЯ/1913/рік/КИЇВ/НЕСТЕРОВА (loop/1913/year/Kyiv/of Nesterov); below there are depicted the spectators as on the 1913 postcards from Kyiv.
Designer: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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