On the Day of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, 6 December 2023, the National Bank of Ukraine hosted a presentation of a new circulation commemorative coin entitled “The Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.”
This coin, which continues the “Ukraine’s Armed Forces Series,” celebrates the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces – a separate strategic-level military command and control body for all cross-branch and interagency groups of military forces. This body is charged with conducting joint operations on the instructions of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief and the General Staff of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
The new coin was presented by NBU Governor Andriy Pyshnyy and Lieutenant General Serhii Naiev, Commander of the Joint Forces of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
The presentation was also attended by Colonel Viacheslav Piatakov, a military officer of Ukraine’s Armed Forces and a Hero of Ukraine.
“By presenting this coin, we have the opportunity to personally express our gratitude to representatives of the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces for the heroism and fortitude,” said Pyshnyy. “From now on, our deep respect will be engraved in metal for decades. This coin depicts the emblem of the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces, which features a traditional Cossack weapon – a pernach against the backdrop of two crossed sabers. This shoulder patch, embodied in the coin, is very explicit and telling. Because in fact, you are the ones who inherited the century-old valor of Ukrainian soldiers.”
“We thank the NBU team for their fruitful cooperation, assistance and support for Ukraine’s Armed Forces,” said Naiev. “We know that you have always supported Ukraine’s Armed Forces with all your might and capabilities, and with your kind hearts. We’re grateful to you for that. Together, we will achieve our glorious victory. The enemy, like any darkness, will surely fall. God is with us, and the will of the Ukrainian people is with us.”
The obverse of the coin is identical to the obverse of the 10-hryvnia circulation coin designed in 2018, featuring in the center, surrounded by an Old Rus ornament, the coin’s face value, issue year, and Ukraine’s coat of arms.
The reverse of the coin, in the center, depicts the emblem of the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.
Like all other Ukrainian circulation coins, this coin must be accepted at its face value for settling all cash payments and for crediting accounts.
The coin’s circulation and sales
The NBU will supply banks and CIT companies with these coins for the coins to be issued to their clients. These coins will be accepted from clients like ordinary circulation coins at their 10-hryvnia face value. Gradually, the NBU will issue about 10 million of such circulation commemorative coins into circulation.
However, some of these coins will be made into specially-designed rolls. Each roll will contain 25 coins entitled “The Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces.” Each roll will be packed into specially designed souvenir packaging, which will bear the emblem of the Joint Forces Command of Ukraine’s Armed Forces. The issue numbers of the rolls are 20,000 units.
- The NBU will start selling the rolls from 6 December 2023 through its online numismatic store. Overall, the NBU plans to sell 10,000 of rolls through its online store, with all of them being available from the day they go on sale.
- In addition, the rolls will be also sold by distributing banks (UKRGASBANK JSB, RADABANK JSB, TASCOMBANK JSC, and CB PRIVATBANK JSC) as they are delivered from the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works. You can find more details about the starting date of sale and points of sale on the official websites of the distributing banks.
This circulation commemorative coin was issued into circulation on 6 December 2023.
The 10-hryvnia coin is made of a nickel-electroplated zinc-based alloy. It has a weight of 6.4 g, a diameter of 23.5 mm, and a mintage of 10,000,000 units (including 500,000 units in souvenir packaging). The coin’s edge is grooved.
The coin’s reverse was designed by Tetiana Baluta. Engraver – Volodymyr Demianenko.