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5 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Ancient Malyn


5 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
nickel silver
diameter 35
weight 16.54
Mintage 30 000 pcs
Date of issue: 2016



Series: Ancient cities of Ukraine
The coin commemorates a town situated on the Irsha River, a tributary of the Teteriv River. Archaeological data shows that the town has a long history. Within the town`s boundaries, there are the remains of an ancient settlement that was founded between late 8th century and early 9th century as a fortification by an east Slavic tribe, which was a member of the Drevlians` tribal alliance.

Obverse: there is a roll of banknote paper with an image of Malyn Paper Mill, which was founded in the latter half of the 19th century; above is a conventionalized image of a paper bird; to the left of the roll is Ukraine`s small state coat of arms, the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias), the coin issue year 2016, and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

Reverse: in the center of an image of tree rings from an old tree, which symbolizes the Drevlians` land (the Drevlians are an old Slavic tribe), is an image of ancient Malyn, to the right and left of which is the legend ДАВНІЙ МАЛИН (ancient Malyn).