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Les Kurbas


Putting into circulation : 26 February 2007
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is devoted to Les Kurbas (1887-1937), a prominent stage director, actor, educator, playwright and translator. Les (Oleksandr-Zenon) Stepanovych Kurbas was a theatre figure, whose creative work was influenced by expressionism and constructivism, the founder of the Ukrainian modern theatre “Berezil”.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse in the upper part the Small National Emblem of Ukraine is depicted, under which in the right part the inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ / БАНК / УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) is placed against the glass background. Below, against the background of a conventionalized circle there are the inscriptions: 2 ГРИВНІ/ 2007 (2Hryvnia/ 2007) and the NBU Mint logotype
On the coin reverse Les Kurbas is portrayed against the conventionalized geometric decorative pattern used in poster design in the 20s of the XX century; above, to the left, there is the year of birth – 1887, below, to the right, the year of death – 1937, underneath – diagonal inscription – ЛЕСЬ КУРБАС (Les Kurbas).
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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