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Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi


Putting into circulation : 6 November 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 Ivan Levytskyi, a distinguished Ukrainian writer, translator, and professor (who wrote under the pen names Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi and Ivan Nechui). Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi stands out in the history of literature as a master of literary prose who wrote highly artistic stories and novels on the life of the community and the family. He introduced new themes and motifs and depicted them using a variety of colorful artistic tools. His works include Mykola Dzheria, Kaidash’s Family, Old-World Priests and Their Wives, The Vagabond from Athos, In the Midst of Enemies, Clouds, On the Black Sea Coast, and many others. Some view Nechui-Levytskyi as a promoter of the Ukrainian national narrative and literature.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: on top is Ukraine`s small coat of arms; to the right, against a smooth backdrop is Nechui-Levytskyi’s portrait next to a conventionalized umbrella (his perpetual companion in life) that resembles a quill; to the left are the coin’s face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2 hryvnias) and the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works; above and to the left is the circular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); to the right is the circular legend ІВАН НЕЧУЙ-ЛЕВИЦЬКИЙ 1838-1918 (Ivan Nechui-Levytskyi 1838–1918); below and to the left is 2018, the year of the coin’s mintage.
Reverse: against a smooth background is a conventionalized arrangement featuring a tree of life with pots on either side, out of which flows the water that nourishes the tree; shaped as a circular legend, a quote from Nechui-Levytskyi reads ЛЮДИНА БЕЗ НАЦІОНАЛЬНОСТІ, ЯК ДЕРЕВО БЕЗ КОРІННЯ: ВОНО ЗАЧУЧВЕРІЄ І ВСОХНЕ (AS DOES A TREE THAT HAS NO ROOTS TO SUSTAIN IT, A PERSON THAT HAS NO NATIONALITY WITHERS AWAY AND DIES).
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko
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