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100 Years since the Establishment of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences

Putting into circulation : 10 October 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
20 silver (Ag 925) 62.2 50,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 2500 2500

Series: Other coins
This coin celebrates the many generations of scientists who have worked at Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences. Established in November 1918 as Ukraine’s Academy of Sciences, the academy is Ukraine’s highest self-governing scientific body, as well as its largest research center. Scientists who have worked at the academy have carried out fundamental and applied research of universal importance in many areas, making a significant contribution to scientific and technological progress. The academy’s numerous past achievements and strong scientific and technological potential have made it one of the world’s leading research centers and allowed it to maintain its academic traditions in conducting research.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3307

Obverse: above, to the left, is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); above, to the right, is the coin face value 20/ГРИВЕНЬ (20/hryvnias); in the center, against a matt background, are the following legends: ЗАКОН/ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ/ ДЕРЖАВИ/ ПРО ЗАСНУВАННЯ/ УКРАЇНСЬКОЇ АКАДЕМІЇ НАУК/ В М. КИЄВІ/ ЗАТВЕРДЖУЮ/ ПАВЛО СКОРОПАДСЬКИЙ/ 14 ЛИСТОПАДА 1918 РОКУ М. КИЇВ (the law adopted by the/ Ukrainian /state establishing/ Ukraine’s Academy of Sciences/ in the city of Kyiv/ approved by/ Pavlo Skoropadskyi / 14 November 1918 city of Kyiv); under the legends is a facsimile of Skoropadskyi’s signature; beneath is a gilt stamp of the Ukrainian state (decorated with local gilding), on both sides of which are the following years: 1918 and 2018.
Reverse: in the center is the yellow building of the Presidium of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences (local gilding, fine weight no less than 0.0006 g), above which is the legend 100/ РОКІВ (100/ years); there is a circle made of portraits of the academy’s former presidents and their signatures: ВОЛОДИМИР ВЕРНАДСЬКИЙ (Volodymyr Vernadskyi) (above), ОРЕСТ ЛЕВИЦЬКИЙ (Orest Levytskyi) (to the right), МИКОЛА ВАСИЛЕНКО (Mykola Vasylenko) (to the left), ВОЛОДИМИР ЛИПСЬКИЙ (Volodymyr Lypskyi (to the left), ДАНИЛО ЗАБОЛОТНИЙ (Danylo Zabolotnyi) (to the right), ОЛЕКСАНДР БОГОМОЛЕЦЬ (Oleksandr Bohomolets) (beneath, to the left), ОЛЕКСАНДР ПАЛЛАДІН (Oleksandr Palladin) (beneath, to the right), БОРИС ПАТОН (Borys Paton) (beneath, in the center); below, against a matt background, is the following legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНА/ АКАДЕМІЯ НАУК/ УКРАЇНИ (Ukraine’s/National/Academy/of Sciences).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko