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Ivan Karpenko-Karyi


Putting into circulation : 14 September 2015
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 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin commemorates the 170th birth anniversary of Ivan Karpenko-Karyi (Tobilevych), one of the founders of Ukrainian professional theater, a playwright, an actor, a stage director, and a public and cultural figure. His plays that are a whole era in Ukrainian drama are considered real gems by both actors and theater goers.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above there is the small coat of arms of Ukraine and the following semicircular legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the center, on the stage topped by theatrical symbols, tragic and comic masks, there is a play in action; a cartouche reading `The Master` and `One Hundred Thousand` and symbolizing the playwright`s remarkable talent hangs from the footlights area.
Reverse: there is a composition that symbolizes Karpenko-Karyi`s talent for stage direction and acting. The composition depicts Karpenko-Karyi as a puppeteer performing with puppets that represent heroes from his plays; on the right there is an image of the playwright`s family farm; above is the semicircular legend: ІВАН КАРПЕНКО-КАРИЙ (Ivan Karpenko-Karyi) and his years of life (1845 - 1907) (to the left).
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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