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Volodymyr Perets


Putting into circulation : 15 September 2020
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Volodymyr Perets, a prominent Ukrainian scientist, philologist, researcher and publisher of numerous pamphlets about ancient Ukrainian literature, historian and literary theorist, textologist, and a fellow of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Volodymyr Perets was one of the most active contributors to the establishment of the national community of Ukrainian scientists, the formation of its first professional associations, and Ukrainian studies in the broad sense. He wrote over 300 works on literary studies, source studies, historiography, archeology and bibliography. He was the first to make a detailed description of numerous collections of ancient manuscripts, lists of ancient printed texts, and so on.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 46

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE); on the left is the coin’s face value 2/ ГРИВНІ (2/HRYVNIAS), below which are the following legends: ФІЛОЛОГІЯ/ ЛІТЕРАТУРА/ ІСТОРІЯ (PHILOLOGY/ LITERATURE/ HISTORY) (the main areas of activity of the scientist); in the center, is a stylized composition that symbolizes the professional activities of the academic Volodymyr Perets: books and a quill pen (against the background of an open book); there are also the coin issue year 2020 and the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works (beneath, to the left).
Reverse: there is a portrait of Volodymyr Perets, to the left of which, against a smooth background, is a broken relief composition symbolizing the unfinished work of the scientist, who was imprisoned on political grounds and died in exile; against the background of the composition are the following legends: ВОЛОДИМИР/ ПЕРЕТЦ (VOLODYMYR/ PERETS) and his years of life 1870/1935.
Designer: Maria Skoblikova , Oleksandr Kuzmin
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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