Jump to content
CoinPeople.com

1996 Ukraine 200,000 Karbovantsiv Chernobyl


Tiffibunny
 Share

Recommended Posts

896201.jpg

 

Composition: cupronickel

Weight 14.35g

Diameter: 33.0

"proof-like"

Rim: incised

Mintage: 250 000

 

In circulation since April 25, 1996.

 

The coins issued to mark the 10th years of the disaster at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant.

 

 

On the coin obverse on the coin obverse there is the Small State Emblem of Ukraine in the middle of the beads circumference decoration, framed with guelder-rose sprays. Above the State Emblem there is the year of issue -1996. Around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: УКРАЇНА at the upper part and 2 МІЛЬЙОНИ КАРБОВАНЦІВ at the lower part in three rows (on silver coin) and in two rows 200000 КАРБОВАНЦІВ (cuptronickel coin).

 

On the coin reverse there is a bell depiction in the coin center with the inscription ЧОРНОБИЛЬ upon it. Beneath the bell there is a strip with the inscription 1986-1996. On the background there are flying cranes: three - to the bell's left and two - to its right. Around the coin circumference there is an inscription: ТРАГЕДІЯ ПОДВИГ ЗАСТЕРЕЖЕННЯ. Words are separated with dots from one another and from the strip.

 

Artists: Olexander Ivakhnenko (obverse) and Sergii Minenok (reverse). Sculptors: Robert Kotowicz (silver coin) and Maria Poldaufova (cupronickel coin).

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There was a programme on the television last night about Chornobyl - notice the Ukrainian spelling also on the coin. This has to be one of the costliest disasters ever in terms of thousands of lives and in expense of cleanup and containment. This disaster will continue to affect people generations from now.

 

Even being 100km from Chornobyl in Kyiv, I still wondered how safe even Kyiv is now?

 

A nice design for a touchy subject.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Geez, Chernobyl. That's a sad story. It's not the distance that's important if you are concerned about radiation, but more likely, the food products that you eat, and the water supply. Those are a lot harder to control, especially ground water, and some babusikas who collect wild mushrooms to earn a living... farming areas around that areas, etc... pretty sad stories really.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Geez, Chernobyl. That's a sad story. It's not the distance that's important if you are concerned about radiation, but more likely, the food products that you eat, and the water supply. Those are a lot harder to control, especially ground water, and some babusikas who collect wild mushrooms to earn a living... farming areas around that areas, etc... pretty sad stories really.

 

 

In Ukraine you are more likely to get poisoned from pesticides on your food than radiation poisoning. My wife got sick from eating watermelon which had too much pesticides on them.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
×
  • Create New...