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Chronology of Issue of Circulation Coins

 

1 kopiyka coin is a circulation coin of the smallest denomination. It is one hundredth part of the monetary unit of Ukraine, the hryvnia.

 

1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopiyka small coins were put into circulation on 2 September 1996.

 

1 hryvnia circulation coin was put into circulation on 12 March 1997.

 

1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and  50 kopiyka small coins and 1 hryvnia circulation coin of 2001 issue were issued for numismatic purposes. 5,000 pieces of each denomination were issued for forming sets Circulation Coins of Ukrainein souvenir packing. These coins are of enhanced quality.

 

On 25 October 2004, 1 hryvnia coins of two new types “Volodymyr the Great” and “60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascist Invaders” were put into circulation.

On 28 April 2005, 1 hryvnia coin “60 Years of Victory in the World War II” was put into circulation.

On 28 April 2010, 1 hryvnia coin "65 Years of Victory in the World War II" was put into circulation.

On 1 March 2012, 1 hryvnia coin "UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament " was put into circulation.

 

 

Small coins

 

1 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992 issue were minted at the Mint of Italy.

Coins of 1996 issue were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2000, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

2 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992 - 1994 and1996 issues were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

 

5 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992 issue were minted at the Mint of Italy.

Coins of 1996 issue were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

10 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992 issue were minted at the Mint of Italy and the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Coins of 1994 and1996 issues were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

 

25 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992 issue were minted at the Mint of Italy and the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Coins of 1994 and1996 issues were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

50 kopiyka coin

Coins of 1992, 1994, 1995 and 1996 issues were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

General characteristics of small coins

On the obverse of 1, 2. 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopiyka small coins of all issues there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine set in the ornament of two oak leaves and two ears with three awns each.

Above the Coat of Arms there is the legend UKRAINE, with the year of issue thereunder. Starting from 2001, the logo of the NBU Mint has been placed on small coins. 

The coin denomination is engraved in the centre of the reverse of all small coins, the respective legend КОПIЙКА, КОПIЙКИ, КОПIЙОК (kopiyka) being under it.

The upper edge of the denomination letters is horizontal; the lower one has a downward arched form. The denomination is framed with with a conventionalized wreath of leaves and berries.

There is a prominent rim all over the perimeter.

The edge of the 1 and 2 kopiyka coins is plain, that of the 5 and 10 kopiyka coins is grooved, that of the 25 and 50 kopiyka coins being grooved in sectors.

Designer of all small coins is Vasyl Lopata.

 

 

General characteristics of circulation coins

 

1 hryvnia coin

Coins of 1995 and1996 issues were minted at the Luhansk Machine Tool Plant (Ukraine).

Since 2001, coins have been minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

1 hryvnia coin "Volodymyr the Great"

Coins were minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

1 hryvnia coin "60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascist Invaders "

Coins were minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

1 hryvnia coin "60 Years of Victory in the World War II"

Coins were minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

1 hryvnia coin "65 Years of Victory in the World War II"

Coins were minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

1 hryvnia coin "UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament"

Coins were minted at the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

 

 

1 hryvnia coin put into circulation on 12 March 1997

 

On the coin obverse there the Small Coat of Arms framed on both sides with an ornament of two oak leaves and two ears of wheat. Above the Coat of Arms there is the legend УКРАЇНА (UKRAINE) with the year of issue (1995, 1996, 2001, 2002, 2003) thereunder. Starting from 2001, the logo of the NBU Mint has been placed on the coin obverse. There is a prominent rim all over the perimeter. The images and legends are raised. The coin denomination is engraved in the centre of the reverse in the form of the figure 1 and the legend ГРИВНЯ. On either side of the figure 1 there is the symmetrical ornament of conventionalized fronds. There is a prominent rim all over perimeter. The images and legends are raised.

The legend ОДНА ГРИВНЯ (1 hryvnia) and the year of issue are separated by incised dots.

Designer - Vasyl Lopata.

 

 

General characteristics of circulation coins 1 hryvnia "Volodymyr the Great", “60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascist Invaders", "60 Years of Victory in the World War II", "65 Years of Victory in the World War II" and "UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament".

 

 

The 1 hryvnia circulation coin "Volodymyr the Great" is dedicated to Grand Kyiv Duke and public figure Volodymyr the Great during whose rule the formation of the ancient Rus-State was accomplished and Christianity as a state religion was introduced.

 

The 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders” is dedicated to 60 years of liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders, participants of 1941-1945 operations, veterans of labor front and memory of those killed in the fight against fascism.

 

The 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Victory in the World War II" is dedicated to 60th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War.

 

The 1 hryvnia circulation coin “65 Years of Victory in the World War II" is dedicated to 65th anniversary of the Victory in the Second World War, liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders, participants of 1941-1945 operations, veterans of labor front and memory of those killed in the fight against fascism.

 

The 1 hryvnia circulation coin "UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament" is dedicated to an important sporting event - the final tournament of the 2012 UEFA European Football Championship - to be hosted by Poland and Ukraine in 2012. The coin is an officially licensed product of UEFA Euro 2012™.

 

 

The obverse of all coins is uniform. At the top of there is the Small Coat of Arms and the issue year thereunder. Within the frame of an old-rus ornament pattern there is a a three-line inscription УКРАЇНА / 1 / ГРИВНЯ (UKRAINE/ 1 /HRYVNIA) and the logo of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint. 

 

On the reverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin "Volodymyr the Great" there is depicted Duke Volodymyr the Great holding a cross in his right hand and a conventionalized depiction of the Tithe Church in his left hand, as well as the circular inscription: ВОЛОДИМИР ВЕЛИКИЙ (Volodymyr the Great).

 

On the reverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders” there is the inscription 60 РОКІВ ВИЗВОЛЕННЯ УКРАЇНИ ВІД ФАШИСТСЬКИХ ЗАГАРБНИКІВ (60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders) and a lapel of a Second World War veteran’s jacket with decorations.

 

On the reverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Victory in the World War II" in the segment circumscribed by the three searchlight beams there are soldiers returning from the front. To the left there is the inscription: 60/ РОКІВ / ПЕРЕМОГИ / У ВЕЛИКІЙ / ВІТЧИЗНЯНІЙ / ВІЙНІ / 1941 – 1945 (60/ years / of / victory /in the World/War II/1941-1945.

 

On the reverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “65 Years of Victory in the World War II" above there is depicted the Great Patriotic War order, on both sides there are the dates 1945 – 2010; in the middle of the coin there are inscriptions: 65 РОКІВ / ПЕРЕМОГИ (65/ YEARS/ OF THE VICTORY), with the Ribbon of the Order of Glory and two carnations near the Eternal flame thereunder.

 

On the reverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament" in the outer circle there is the circumferential legend ФІНАЛЬНИЙ ТУРНІР ЧЕМПІОНАТУ ЄВРОПИ З ФУТБОЛУ 2012 р. (Final tournament of the championship of Europe / of football / 2012 year); in the centre there is the image of the official UEFA Euro 2012 logo with the inscriptions thereunder: UEFA/EURO 2012™/POLAND-UKRAINE.

 

 

The legend ОДНА ГРИВНЯ (1 hryvnia) and the year of issue are separated by incised dots. There is a prominent rim all over perimeter. The images and legends on the obverse and reverse of the coins are raised.

 

Designer and engraver of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin "Volodymyr the Great" - Volodymyr Demianenko.

Designer and engraver of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Liberation of Ukraine from Fascists Invaders” - Volodymyr Demianenko (obverse) and Roman Chaikovsky (reverse).

Designer and engraver of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “60 Years of Victory in the World War II" - Volodymyr Demianenko (obverse) and Volodymyr Atamanchuk (reverse).

Designer and engraver of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin “65 Years of Victory in the World War II" - Volodymyr Demianenko.

Designer of the reverse and obverse of the 1 hryvnia circulation coin -"UEFA Euro 2012TM Final Tournament" - Volodymyr Demianenko, engravers: obverse - Volodymyr Demianenko, reverse – Sviatoslav Ivanenko.

 

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