200 000 Karbovantsiv First Participation in Olympics

Features

Issuer Ukraine
Issuing bank National Bank of Ukraine (Національний банк України)
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 200 000 Karbovantsiv (200 000 карбованців) (200 000 UAK)
Currency Karbovanets (1992-1996)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 14.35 g
Diameter 33 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 16 September 1996
Number
N#
20743
References KM# 23,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Zahreba# KM.1.11
Maksym Zahreba; 2023. Монети України : каталог = Ukrainian Coins : Catalog (18th edition). FOP Zahreba M.M, Kyiv.

Commemorative issue

First Participation of Ukraine in Summer Olympic Games

Series: Sport

Obverse

There is the in the middle the Small State Emblem of Ukraine. To its both sides, there are conventionalized depictions of the stands and leaves of laurels. Above, there is УКРАЇНА inscription, underneath: 1996, the year of issue. Underneath, around the coin circumference there is an inscription: 200000 КАРБОВАНЦІВ

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
УКРАЇНА
200000 КАРБОВАНЦІВ
1996

Engraver: Robert Kotowicz

Robert Kotowicz, born in 1960, was formerly a medallist at the Mint of Poland, and is now on the staff of Skarbnica Narodowa. Kotowicz also carries out design work for the Narodowy Bank Polski (Polish Central Bank) and specialises in designing commemorative coins and medals, notably a coin for the XIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the “Solidarność 2000” coin commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Polish trade union Solidarity, and a coin commemorating the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea. His designs have won many awards in international competitions and he has been recognised on several occasions by the jury of the International Coin Design Competition in Osaka. He was the winner of the first prize awarded by the American Numismatic Association for a 1 CYP coin designed for the Central Bank of Cyprus and has received four awards from the Coin Constellation medallist competition, and four prizes from the Mint Directors Conference, including for a coin commemorating the World Exhibition Expo 2005 in Japan.

Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk

Reverse

There is the octahedron in the center, upon which a profile of a young woman with a flower wreath is depicted - symbolic image of Ukraine, taken from the Hryhoriy Narbut banknote of 1918. Above there are figures of five ancient athletes, underneath - figures of five modern sportsmen. To the octahedron right - there is the emblem of the National Olympic Comittee of Ukraine, to its left - two line inscription АТЛАНТА XXVI.

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
ПЕРША УЧАСТЬ У ЛІТНІХ ОЛІМПІЙСЬКИХ ІГРАХ
АТЛАНТА XXVI

Engraver: Robert Kotowicz

Robert Kotowicz, born in 1960, was formerly a medallist at the Mint of Poland, and is now on the staff of Skarbnica Narodowa. Kotowicz also carries out design work for the Narodowy Bank Polski (Polish Central Bank) and specialises in designing commemorative coins and medals, notably a coin for the XIII International Chopin Piano Competition, the “Solidarność 2000” coin commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Polish trade union Solidarity, and a coin commemorating the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and Korea. His designs have won many awards in international competitions and he has been recognised on several occasions by the jury of the International Coin Design Competition in Osaka. He was the winner of the first prize awarded by the American Numismatic Association for a 1 CYP coin designed for the Central Bank of Cyprus and has received four awards from the Coin Constellation medallist competition, and four prizes from the Mint Directors Conference, including for a coin commemorating the World Exhibition Expo 2005 in Japan.

Designers: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Mint of Poland (Mennica Polska), Warsaw, Poland (1766-date)

Comments

Commemorative coin is dedicated to first participation of Ukraine in the summer Olympic Games

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1996  100 000 $ 3.90 Prooflike

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