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5 hryvnias coin 2017 Ukraine – 100 Years since the Ukrainain Revolution of 2017 – 1921


5 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
nickel silver
diameter 35
weight 16.54
Mintage 35 000 pcs
Date of issue: 22 March 2017



Series: Rebirth of Ukrainian Statehood
This coin commemorates the events of 1917 – 1921, when the Ukrainian nation fought to restore and retain its statehood. During the revolution, the Ukrainian People`s Republic, the Ukrainian State, and the West Ukrainian People`s Republic were created. These complex social and political events made a huge contribution to Ukraine`s regaining its independence in 1991. The powerful spirit of those times, together with historic transformations and changes, had, among other things, a significant impact on art, which reflected confusion, worry and social disturbances. The coin is made in an avant-garde style, which calls to mind world-famous avant-gardists whose birth, upbringing, self-awareness, and national traditions are connected with Ukraine. These include David Burliuk, Kazimir Malevich, Vladimir Tatlin, Aleksandra Ekster, Vasyl Yermilov, Alexander Bogomazov…

Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias), Ukraine`s small coat of arms, and the coin issue year 2017; against a smooth background is the following conventionalized composition: a Ukrainian flag with a trident in the center, below which is a composition symbolizing a broken Russian empire; the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works is on the left.

Reverse: there is the following conventionalized composition: a moving flag bearer with a blue and yellow flag (colored, pad-printed) against the background of columns of demonstrators holding flags and banners. These demonstrators symbolize those dramatic events in Ukrainian history when there were mass rallies, slogans, and calls to independence, freedom, etc.; there are also the following legends: УКРАЇНСЬКА РЕВОЛЮЦІЯ (Ukrainian revolution) (above), 1917/1921 (below).