Kosiv Painting Style
These coin celebrates the gem of Ukrainian traditional arts, Kosiv ceramics, which is named after the town of Kosiv in Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast. The esthetics and style created in the Ukrainian Carpathians are unique and unmistakable. The main elements of the Kosiv painting style are flowers and figures that merge into geometrical ornaments; birds and people wearing a national Hutsul attire of predominantly green, yellow and brown colors. Today, the original Kosiv painting style is recognized by its adherence to tradition, rich bright colors, and original themes.
Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), under which to the right are the coin`s issue year 2017 and Ukraine`s small coat of arms; there is the following conventionalized composition: against a smooth background in the center is a ceramic vessel painted in the Kosiv-style, on both sides of which are a boy and a girl in national costume (elements used in the Kosiv painting style); beneath is the coin`s face value (semicircular): П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias). The nickel silver coin has the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there are a color (pad-printed) plate featuring a rooster (this side is concave on the silver coin) and the semicircular legends: КОСІВСЬКИЙ РОЗПИС (Kosiv painting style) (above), ТАРІЛКА `ПІВНИК` (rooster plate) (below); on the right and left are conventionalized roosters.