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Sofia Rusova


Putting into circulation : 18 February 2016
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31 special uncirculated corrugated 25000 25000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin commemorates the 160th anniversary of the birth of Sofia Rusova (maiden name Lindfors). Ukraine celebrates Ms Rusova as a prominent Ukrainian expert in the area of early childhood education, a public figure who promoted education, a writer, a historian ethnographer, an art expert, a literary critic, and one of the founders of the women`s rights movement. Sofia Rusova dedicated her life to the establishment of a national education system.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 40

Obverse: above, there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine; to the right, there is the semicircular inscription УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the indication of the face value - 2/ГРИВНІ (2/hryvnias), the year of issue - 2016, and underneath - Sofia Rusova`s saying: У ЖИТТІ КОЖНОЇ/ ШЛЯХЕТНОЇ ЛЮДИНИ/ МАЄ СВІТИТИ ВЕЛИКА/ ЯСНА ЗІРКА:/ ЩАСЛИВА ДОЛЯ/ РІДНОГО/ КРАЮ (There must be a big bright star shining in every honorable man`s life: a fortunate destiny of their native land); to the left, a lamp is depicted as a symbol of enlightenment; below, there is the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.
Reverse: there is Sofia Rusova`s portrait, with the inscription СОФІЯ РУСОВА/ 1856 - 1940 (Sofia Rusova/ 1856 - 1940) below.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk, Sviatoslav Ivanenko
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