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I Give My Heart to Children (100th anniversary of the birth of V.O. Sukhomlynksyi)


Putting into circulation : 3 September 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 Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi, the famous Ukrainian educator, publicist, and children`s writer, whose 100th birth anniversary is the day celebrated by UNESCO. Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi became a figure in the history of Ukrainian school as the founder of the “school of happiness”, the original system for educating and raising children that is based on the idea of self-worth and individuality of every child and fosters unrestrained personal development. His ideas laid the ground for the new Ukrainian school that is being implemented in the country.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: at the top is Ukraine’s small coat of arms; to the right of the coat of arms is a semicircular legend reading УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); above the coat of arms is the year the coin was minted 2018; in the center is the portrait of Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi against a smooth background, to its right is the coin’s face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/ hryvnias) and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works; semicircular legends are set against a matt background: ВАСИЛЬ СУХОМЛИНСЬКИЙ (Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi) to the left, 1918 – 1970 beneath the portrait.
Reverse: a heart containing text ВІДДАЮ ДІТЯМ (I give it to children); stylized characters of stories by Vasyl Sukhomlynskyi surrond the heart.
Designer: Куц Марина
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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