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The 100 Years of the Odesa Film Studio

Putting into circulation : 14 May 2019
Technical Specifications
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5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 40000 40000

Series: Other coins
ommemorative coin is dedicated to a famous Ukrainian film studio that, throughout its history, has produced a lot of popular motion pictures. The Odesa Film Studio was born out of the merger of several private film production companies in 1919 (Myrograph (1907), Mizrah (1914), Borysov Film Factory, and Kharytonov Film Factory). The Odesa Film Studio was where Oleksandr Dovzhenko directed his first movies (Zvenyhora, Arsenal), Les Kurbas directed The Swedish Match, Ivan Kavaleridze directed The Downpour, Kira Muratova debuted as an actress and director, and actresses Maria Zankovetska and Nataliia Uzhvii, actor Hnat Yura, and many others worked. The Odesa Film Studio has been the favorite place of work of a plethora of world-famous directors. The studio has rolled out more than 300 motion pictures and constructed over 1,500 movie sets for films that were popular in the former USSR, including The Prisoner of Chateau d’If, The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed, In Search for Captain Grant, And Then There Were None, The Green Wagon, D’Artagnan and Three Musketeers, and more
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: to the left is Ukraine`s small coat of arms; above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); underneath, against a matt background is the film studio’s building; to the right is the vertical legend П’ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias); against the background of a conventionalized reel of film is the legend 20/19 (with the studio’s logo in the middle of the zero, and the semicircular legend ОДЕСЬКА КІНОСТУДІЯ (The Odesa Film Studio) around it); and underneath is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works).
Reverse: there is the conventionalized legend 19/19 – the year the studio was created; to the left, against a matt background is a smooth outline of a retro motion picture camera; above and to the right, against a smooth background is a clapper (a contraption used to synchronize the soundtrack and visuals when shooting a movie).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko