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100 Years since the Battles Fought by a Legion of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen on the Lysonia Mount


Putting into circulation : 2 September 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 30000 30000

Series: Other coins
The coin commemorates the feat performed by a legion of Ukrainian Sich riflemen. One hundred years ago, the legion achieved a victory in the battle for the Lysonia Mount, having stopped the advance of the Russian army on the town of Berezhany during the Brusilov Offensive. The legion was a Ukrainian voluntary military unit within the Austro-Hungarian Army during the First World War.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); in the center against a smooth background is the following conventionalized composition: in a guilder rose wreath there is a heraldic lion standing on a cliff, which has the legend У.С.С. 1914 (U.S.R 1914) (from the emblem of Ukrainian Sich riflemen); beneath is the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias), the coin issue year 2016 and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Minting and Printing Works.
Reverse: there is a conventionalized composition of a military trumpeter against the outline of the modern war memorial on the Lysonia Mount and the legends 100-РІЧЧЯ БОЇВ ЛЕГІОНУ УКРАЇНСЬКИХ СІЧОВИХ СТРІЛЬЦІВ (100 years since the battles fought by a legion of Ukrainian Sich riflemen) (above, semicircular) and НА ГОРІ ЛИСОНЯ (on the Lysonia Mount).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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