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The Year of the Monkey


Putting into circulation : 10 December 2015
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 20000 20000

Series: Oriental calendar
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the Year of the Monkey according to a calendar of Chinese origin, which is based on the twelve-year orbit of Jupiter, the largest planet in the Solar System.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 529

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК/УКРАЇНИ (National Bank/of Ukraine) thereunder; in the center, within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern, there is the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); below there is the year indication 2016, as well as the indications of the metal and its fineness Ag 925, coin weight in fineness 15.55 g and the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.
Reverse: within a conventionalized vegetable ornamentation pattern there is depicted in a technique of a cheap popular print a monkey (the monkey`s eyes are decorated with yellow cubic zirconium oxide). Both above and below this composition there is a depiction of contour figures of all 12 symbols of the Chinese calendar.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Anatolii Demianenko
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