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Valentyn Hlushko

Putting into circulation : 25 July 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The commemorative coin is dedicated to Valentyn Hlushko (1908–1989), a distinguished Ukrainian scientist and pioneer of rocket and space technology who, along with other engineers, created the reusable rocket space system Energia-Buran. The engines he designed have been sending airplanes, spacecraft, and launch vehicles into the sky. Valentyn Hlushko authored more than 200 research papers on rocket and space technology, including engine technology. He was granted the rank of the Hero of Socialist Labor, numerous state awards, and the Tsyolkovskyi Gold Medal.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: to the left is Ukraine`s small coat of arms; to the right is the vertical legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); underneath is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works; at the center is a conventionalized composition featuring the reusable rocket space system Energia-Buran at takeoff; to the right is the face value – 2/ГРИВНІ (2 гривні) – and the year the coin was minted – 2018.
Reverse: there is Valentyn Hlushko’s portrait; underneath is the semicircular legends ВАЛЕНТИН ГЛУШКО (Valentyn Hlushko) and 1908–1989 (the years of his life).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk