The national Bank of Ukraine issued special coins for the Olympic games

Нацбанк Украины выпустил специальные монеты к Олимпийским играм

In Kiev, presented commemorative coins dedicated to the games of the XXXI Olympiad.

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Нацбанк Украины выпустил специальные монеты к Олимпийским играм

On the obverse of the coin has the image of Guanabara Bay, at the entrance to which rises the Sugar loaf mountain, which is the hallmark of the city of Rio de Janeiro, on the background of the Bay – a vertical inscription in Rio de Janeiro, the year of minting and denomination 2016.

On the reverse of the coins on the background of the outline of the statue of Jesus Christ on mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro depicts a wavy green ribbon (used pad printing), on which icons, symbolizing different kinds of sports, below it on a wavy lines – a sign of the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine ( used pad printing).

On the creation of coins worked artists Vladimir Taran, Alexander Kharuk, Sergei Kharuk, and sculptors Volodymyr Demianenko and Sviatoslav Ivanenko.

At the presentation of the coins was attended by the President of the National Olympic Committee Serhiy Bubka, together with the Minister of youth and sport Igor Zhdanov, Deputy Chairman of the NBU Yakov Resin, an Olympic medallist in weightlifting Yuliya Kalina, the champion of Europe on weightlifting Julia Paratov and the artist – the author of a sketch by Volodymyr Taran.

“The Olympic games are truly a unique event that brings together and attracts the attention of billions of people on the planet. The national Olympic Committee in collaboration with the Ministry of youth and sports and partners seek to attach to this event as many of our compatriots. To do this, we make different steps, preparing a special souvenir and commemorative merchandise.

Very pleased that in cooperation with the National Bank of Ukraine, we continue the tradition to produce special coins on the occasion of the participation of our country in the Olympic games. Experts knock for a long time took an active part in the design, and I’m sure happy their rulers will not rush to spend them. Undoubtedly, the coins will not only be a great gift for coin collectors and sports fans, and their production would also contribute to the promotion of the Olympic games and the Olympic movement“, – the story the President of the NOC of Ukraine Sergey Bubka.

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