On September 29, 2020, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a commemorative coin "The Glorious City of Zaporizhzhia", which depicts the Dnieper HPP dam, the press service of Ukrhydroenergo reports.
For the Day of the City of Zaporizhzhia, which falls on October 3 in 2020, a coin has been issued in a series dedicated to the ancient cities of Ukraine. Its obverse depicts the small State Emblem of Ukraine and the coat of arms of Zaporizhzhia, the structures of the legendary island Khortytsia against the background of the Dnieper River, and the plan of the Alexander Fortress. The reverse is decorated with an outline of the Cossack profile, the image of the historical and modern buildings of the city, the Church of St. Nicholas, and the dam of the famous Dnieper hydroelectric power station, built in 1927-1932.
The construction of the Dnieper hydroelectric power station began in March 1927 and solved several problems of the Dnieper region: firstly, a powerful industrial and energy center was created, and secondly, thanks to the dam of the hydroelectric power station, which raised the water level in the Dnipro river by 37.8 m, it became possible to navigate from the Black sea to Kyiv and above.
The nickel silver coin has a denomination of 5 hryvnias and a diameter of 35 mm, circulation of 35 thousand.
As a reminder, on October 2, 2002, the National Bank issued a commemorative coin “70th Anniversary of the Dnieper Hydroelectric Power Station”, dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the commissioning of the first and largest hydroelectric power station of the Dnieper cascade.
The installed capacity of Dnieper HPP by the beginning of 2020 amounted to 1,553.8 MW. Dnieper HPP consists of two power plants: Dnieper HPP-1 and Dnieper HPP-2, forming a single complex of hydraulic structures located under one dam.
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