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Liubomyr Huzar


Putting into circulation : 15 February 2018
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 0

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrate Patriarch Liubomyr Huzar, one of Ukraine’s spiritual leaders, who is also deservedly known as the conscience of the nation. Although Huzar was born in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, his family had to emigrate in 1944. He studied and worked in Austria, the United States and Italy. Huzar returned to Ukraine only after the country declared independence. Huzar was appointed Major-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in 2001. The major archiepiscopal see was moved to Kyiv, and the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ was built when he was in office. Millions of Ukrainians paid heed to the wise words of His Beatitude Liubomyr (Huzar). Even when he retired from his position as Major-Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, Huzar remained an authoritative public figure who was quick to respond to all important events in Ukraine and other countries.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: against the smooth background of conventionalized cross-like beams is an image of the Patriarchal Cathedral of the Resurrection of Christ (in the city of Kyiv); beneath is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the right of which are the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin’s issue year – 2018 and face value – 2 ГРИВНІ (2 hryvnias); on a smooth background, to the left of the cathedral, is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a portrait of Huzar, to the left of which are the years of his birth and death 1933/2017; there are the following circular legends: ПАТРІАРХ ЛЮБОМИР ГУЗАР (Patriarch Liubomyr Huzar) (above), МОЯ МРІЯ – БУТИ ЛЮДИНОЮ (my dream is to be a good human being) (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Демяненко Анатолій , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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