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One Hundred Years since the Introduction of the Ukrainian Fire Engine


Putting into circulation : 3 October 2016
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 40000 40000

Series: Other coins
This coin commemorates the introduction of the first fire engines in Ukraine, an important milestone in the history of technical achievement. Converted from Benz-Gaggenau city buses, these engines marked the beginning of a new era in the long and gradual development of fire fighting machinery.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and Ukraine`s small coat of arms; in the center against a smooth background is a fire fighter`s helmet and fire fighting equipment; beneath is the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias), the coin issue year 2016 (to the left) and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Minting and Printing Works (to the right).
Reverse: there is a color fire engine with fire fighters sitting inside it (pad-printed) and the legends ПОЖЕЖНИЙ АВТОМОБІЛЬ (fire engine) (above) and 100/РОКІВ (100/years) (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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