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Leonid Zhabotinsky

Putting into circulation : 23 January 2018
Technical Specifications
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Leonid Zhabotinsky, a legendary Ukrainian athlete who set 19 world records over his weightlifting career. Zhabotinsky won two gold medals in the heavyweight class at the Olympic Games, four gold medals at the World Weightlifting Championships, and two gold medals at the European Weightlifting Championship.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above, against a raised background, is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, under which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); there is the figure of the victorious athlete with raised hands standing next to a barbell; to the left, against a smooth background, is a conventionalized scoreboard showing the athlete’s Olympic and world records; to the right are the coin’s issue year and face value – 2018/2/ГРИВНІ (2018/2/hryvnias), and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works (below).
Reverse: there is a portrait of Zhabotinsky, to the left of which are the years of the weightlifter’s birth and death (1938 – 2016); there are also a figure of the athlete and the semicircular legend ЛЕОНІД ЖАБОТИНСЬКИЙ (Leonid Zhabotinsky).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Sviatoslav Ivanenko