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300 Years to David Guramishvili


Putting into circulation : 19 September 2005
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to 300 Years of David Guramishvili (1705 - 1792), an outstanding Georgian poet, whose life and creative work were closely bound up with Ukraine: in 1760 the poet settled down in Myrhorod, where he lived till the end of his life. Guramishvili`s literary work started in Georgia, but his poetic talent become fully apparent exactly in Ukraine. His autobiographical collected poems `Davitiani` (1787), the poet`s most distinguished work, were created in Ukraine. His other poem `Joyous Spring` was full of sympathy towards peasants and had vivid Ukrainian colouring
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse there is a depiction of two national ornamentations - Georgian and Ukrainian, connected together, which symbolizes ties and friendship between two peoples; above there is a semicircular inscription: УКРАЇНА, under which there is the small State Emblem of Ukraine and the coin mintage year: 20-05; beneath - 2/ГРИВНІ and the Mint logo of the National Bank of Ukraine
On the coin reverse there is a half face portrait of David Guramishvili upon the background of a conventionalized hilly Georgian landscape, on peak of one of its mountains a temple is located; to the left and right there is a semicircular inscription in Ukrainian and Georgian languages: ДАВИД ГУРАМІШВІЛІ, beneath: 1705/1792, his years of life.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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