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Ostap Vyshnia


Putting into circulation : 29 October 2014
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 20000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin commemorates the 125th anniversary of the birth of Ostap Vyshnia (vyshnia is Ukrainian for cherry; real name - Pavlo Hubenko), a prominent Ukrainian writer and humorist who excelled at satirical articles and cartoons.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription Національний банк України (National Bank of Ukraine); in the centre there is the composition representing the popular `Cherry Smiles` storybook adored by readers: the shotgun that is loaded with two cherries and the hat full of them; to the left there is the mark of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint; the coin issue year indication 2014 is to the right; below there is the coin face value ДВІ ГРИВНІ (two hryvnias).
Reverse bears Ostap Vyshnia`s portrait with representations of heroes of his works around him and the bow-shaped inscription ОСТАП ВИШНЯ (Ostap Vyshnia), above to the right, and indication of the years of his life 1889/1956, to the left.
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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