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On Motifs of Lesya Ukrainka`s Work ``The Forest Song``


Putting into circulation : 28 February 2011
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20 silver (Ag 925) 62.2 50,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 4000 4000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The coin is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of birth of Lesya Ukrainka, a Ukrainian poetess, playwright and public figure, as well as to the centenary of writing her drama `The Forest Song`. Lesya Ukrainka`s multifaceted talent has revealed itself in the most diverse spheres of the literary work - she has been a lyric poet, playwright, prose writer, literary critic and publicist, translator and specialist in folklore. One of the most remarkable dramatical pieces of Lesya Ukrainka is `The Forest Song`, an extravaganza drama, based on the rich Volhynian folklore and written in rhythmically beautiful verses; it asserts the human dream, winged sentiments, triumph of amenities of the life over the spiritual impoverishment.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1601

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); to the left there is a portrait of Lesya Ukrainka with indication of her life years 1871/1913 and a gilded quill pen with the inscription ЛЕСЯ/УКРАЇНКА (Lesya/Ukrainka) thereover; to the right there is depicted a viburnum branch with the coin issue year indication 2011; below there is the coin face value ДВАДЦЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (twenty hryvnias).
Reverse: in the foreground there is a lyric representation of Mavka holding in hand a willow branch being a part of `a century-old heavily wooded forest`; in the dark background there is depicted Lukash who, leaning against a birch tree, is playing the sopilka whose sounds awaken Mavka. Below to the right there is the legend ЛІСОВА / ПІСНЯ (forest / song).
Designer:  avers: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk  revers: Anatolii Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko
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