85 Years Since the Establishment of Kyiv Oblast

This coin commemorates Kyiv oblast, which is the cradle of Kyiv Rus. Kyiv Oblast mostly lies on the right bank of the Dnipro River in two geographical regions: Polesia and forest steppe. The oblast is rich in the following mineral resources: peat, brown coal, granites, gneisses, as well as deposits of kaolin and clay. Kyiv oblast boasts 177 rivers, all of which flow into the Dnipro River. The oblast has 130 natural reserves and conservation areas. Its economic potential is based on mechanical engineering, metal working, food production and developed agriculture.

Ukraine 2017 85 Years Since the Establishment of Kyiv Oblast
Obverse: 
Above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, under which is an image of the AN-225 Mriya and the coin`s issue year - 2017; there are circular legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above), П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) (below); to the right is the NBU`s mint mark; in the center is the following conventionalized composition: a fragment from the Alexandria Arboretum (in the town of Bila Tserkva), the Ascension Cathedral (in the town of Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi), which is an outstanding monument of religious architecture in Ukrainian Baroque style, beneath are Trypillian ceramics and ears of wheat.
Reverse: 
There are the oblast`s coat of arms and the circular legends: КИЇВСЬКА ОБЛАСТЬ (Kyiv oblast) (above), ЗАСНОВАНА У 1932 РОЦІ (established in 1932) (below).
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UA737CM1
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€8
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35000
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Weight: 
9.4g
Diameter: 
28mm
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