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2002 Ukraine 5 Hryven Christmas Holidays


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German silver

Weight: 16.54

Diam: 35.0


Rim: incised

Mintage: 30000


In circulation since December 20, 2002.


The coins are dedicated to one of the main events in the history of Christianity, celebration of which preserves up to now many ancient folk customs, traditions and rites.


On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the Christmas star - a traditional attribute linked to the evangelic legend about Christ. In the middle of the star there is the small State Emblem of Ukraine, above which there is the coin mintage year - 2002. Surrounded by a conventionalized baroque ornamentation are inscriptions:

on the German silver coin - УКРАЇНА, 5 ГРИВЕНЬ. On both coins there is the Mint logo of the National Bank of Ukraine.


On the coin reverse there is a depiction of a traditional festive scene of the Christmas carol, in the middle of which there is a crowd holding the Christmas star; around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: СВЯТО РІЗДВА (left), ХРИСТОВОГО (right).


Artist: Mykola Kotchubey. Sculptor: Sviatoslav Ivanenko.

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