Tiffibunny Posted June 22, 2005 Report Share Posted June 22, 2005 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). Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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