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Pavlo Virsky


Putting into circulation : 21 February 2005
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 uncirculated corrugated 20000 20000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the birth centenary of Pavlo Virsky, a Ukrainian choreographer, people` artist of the USSR, who had made great contribution to the dancing development enriching it with masterly choreographic elements. Working as a choreographer of Odesa, Dnipropetrovsk, Kharkiv and Kyiv opera and ballet theatres and as an art director (1955 - 1975) of Ensemble of Dancing (since 1977 called after him), Virsky maintained in his creative work principles of folk dance adaptation for the stage which was a very organic combination with a classic dance.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

On the coin obverse there are semicircular inscriptions: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) (above), 2 ГРИВНІ (2 / hryvnia), and the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine (beneath); within the frame of a bead circle there is a composition symbolizing the Ukrainian dance - flowers with ribbons, in the middle of which there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine, above which there is the coin issue year - 2005
On the coin reverse there is a half face portrait of Virsky, left from which and in two lines there are his years of life: 1905 – 1975, beneath in a semicircle there is an inscription: ПАВЛО ВІРСЬКИЙ (Pavlo Virsky)
Designer: Yulia Skoblikova
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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