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The 150th Anniversary of the Birth of Lesia Ukrainka


Putting into circulation : 21 January 2021
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: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Lesia Ukrainka (Larysa Petrivna Kosach), who was a Ukrainian poetess, playwright, translator, literary critic, and public figure. Lesia Ukrainka was one of the most prominent Ukrainian wordsmiths. Her multifaceted talent was manifested in a variety of genres, such as lyric poetry, epic, drama, prose, and journalism. Her works are full of deep patriotic feelings for Ukraine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3384

Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), to the right of which is Ukraine’s small coat of arms; there is a composition that symbolizes the bright, emotional and rich world of Lesia Ukrainka’s poetry: to the left, against a smooth background, are stylized images of a man and woman that are made to look like candles; to the right is a herd of cranes, above which are the coin’s face value and issue year 20/ГРИВЕНЬ/ 2021 (20/hryvnias/2021).
Reverse: against the backdrop of stylized tree branches with leaves is a portrait of Lesia Ukrainka; to the left are the years of Ukrainka’s birth and death 1871/1913; under the portrait are the following legends: ЛЕСЯ/ УКРАЇНКА (Lesia/Ukrainka), Л. КОСАЧ-КВІТКА/ (В ЛІТЕРАТУРІ ЛЕСЯ УКРАЇНКA) (L. Kosach-Kvitka/ (pen name Lesia Ukrainka) (Ukrainka’s facsimile).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi , Volodymyr Atamanchuk
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