Coin "International Year of Forests"

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Name International Year of Forests
Presented by National Bank of Ukraine
Nominal value 5 hryvnias
Metal Silver 925°
Mintage 3000
Production quality Uncirculated with greening
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription “НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ” (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre there are two birds sitting among branches in a conventionalized nest the centre whereof is like the Earth. The composition symbolizes the humankind life – the Earth is the home for people as the nest is the home for birds. Below there are the legend “2011” (the coin issue year) and the semicircular inscription “П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ” (five hryvnias). Reverse: the hand-like branches extending to the Sun are depicted; along the coin circumference there are the legends “МІЖНАРОДНИЙ РІК ЛІСІВ” (International Year of Forests) above and “ЗБЕРЕЖЕМО ЗАРАДИ ЖИТТЯ” (We shall salvage for the sake of the life) below.
A brief annotation The commemorative coin is dedicated to the International Year of Forests, i.e. 2011, declared such by the United Nations. The forests are a type of natural landscapes with corresponding vegetation, fauna, microorganisms, depending upon one another in their evolution. They are a component of the national natural resources of the country, ponderable for the life harmony of human beings.
Designer Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Producer Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine

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