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Aeneid


Putting into circulation : 28 October 1998
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
100 gold (Au 900) 15.55 25,0 proof smooth 2000 2000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the 200th anniversary since the first publication of `Aeneid` poem by Ivan Kotliarevskyi (1769-1838), the founder of the new Ukrainian literatureT
Retail price, Hryvnas: 25792

On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the Small State Emblem of Ukraine, surrounded by the antique and Cossack attributes: two lyres, a helmet, a sabre, a flask and a quiver with arrows. On the coin there are the following inscriptions: УКРАЇНА and 1998 ( above); 100 ГРИВЕНЬ, Au 900, designation of precious metal and 15,55, its pure weight (underneath, in two lines)
On the coin reverse there is the composition, consisting of grotesque images: Aeneid and Didona, the heroes of the poem, standing near the central figure of the Cossack playing bandura (a folk Ukrainian instruments) on the background of a landscape. On the coin there are the following inscriptions: ЕНЕЇДА - above; І.КОТЛЯРЕВСЬКОГО and 200 РОКІВ - underneath, in three lines.
Designer: Roman Chaikovskyi
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi
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