5 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Ukrainian Fire Engine
5 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
Mintage 40 000 pcs
Date of issue: 03.10.2016
This coin commemorates the introduction of the first fire engines in Ukraine, an important milestone in the history of technical achievement. Converted from Benz-Gaggenau city buses, these engines marked the beginning of a new era in the long and gradual development of fire fighting machinery.
Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and Ukraine`s small coat of arms; in the center against a smooth background is a fire fighter`s helmet and fire fighting equipment; beneath is the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias), the coin issue year 2016 (to the left) and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Minting and Printing Works (to the right).
Reverse: there is a color fire engine with fire fighters sitting inside it (pad-printed) and the legends ПОЖЕЖНИЙ АВТОМОБІЛЬ (fire engine) (above) and 100/РОКІВ (100/years) (below).