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100 Years since the Establishment of the Mykola Sumtsov Kharkiv Historical Museum


Putting into circulation : 16 January 2020
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
This coin celebrates the Mykola Sumtsov Kharkiv Historical Museum, a cultural center of Sloboda Ukraine (a region in the northeast of the country, as well as eastern Ukraine), and one of the largest museums in Ukraine. Each year, more than 200,000 people visit the museum, which has for over 100 years been an important research, scientific, methodological and cultural center in Kharkiv oblast. The museum was founded by Mykola Sumtsov, who also was the museum’s first director. Sumtsov was a renowned scholar, ethnographer, and historian, who studied people’s way of life and world views.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

Obverse: there is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, above which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); there is also the following composition: stylized trees bearing fruit, which symbolize spiritual and material culture; to the right and left of the trees are vertical strips resembling the facade of the modern museum building; beneath, against a smooth background, is the coin issue year 2020 (separated by a tree trunk); against the backdrop of a stylized ornament is the coin face value 5/ГРИВЕНЬ (5/hryvnias); to the right, is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is the following stylized composition: to the left and right are the museum’s facades that date back to different historical periods; in the center is a decorative arch, inside which is a portrait of Mykola Sumtsov; there are the following legends: 100/РОКІВ (100/years) (above), ХАРКІВСЬКИЙ ІСТОРИЧНИЙ МУЗЕЙ (Kharkiv Historical Museum) (semicircular, above the portrait), ІМЕНІ/ М. Ф. СУМЦОВА (Mykola/Sumtsov) (beneath, against a matt background).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko
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