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100 Years Since the Establishment of the Ukrainian Free University (commemorative medal)

Putting into circulation : 15 September 2021
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
missing nickel silver 35,0 special uncirculated 10000 10000

Series: Souvenir products
This medal celebrates 100 years since the founding of the Free Ukrainian University. It was established abroad by Ukrainian intellectuals who emigrated to other countries, and had Ukrainian as its language of instruction. The university brought together many leading Ukrainian scholars of the twentieth century, becoming a scientific and educational institution for the Ukrainian diaspora who did not want to lose their national identity. After being based in two European cities and then being finally rebuilt in post-war Munich, the university remains a source of knowledge about Ukraine in Europe. It strives to be an intellectual bridge between Ukraine and EU states, while also serving as an important center of Ukrainian studies in a German-speaking environment.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 37

Obverse: above, against a smooth background is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), below which is the medal’s issue year – 2021; to the left, against a fragment of a Ukrainian flag is Ukraine’s small coat of arms; to the right is a fragment of an EU flag; in the center is a scheme that shows the university’s various locations at different times, and the following legends: ВІДЕНЬ/ 1921/ ПРАГА/ 1921/ МЮНХЕН/1945 (VIENNA/ 1921/ PRAGUE/ 1921/ MUNICH/ 1945); beneath, against a matt background is a laurel branch, under which is the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: above, against a smooth background is the university’s logo; in the center is a stylized image of a bridge as a symbol of the uniting of different sides, peoples, countries and so on; there are the following legends: 100/РОКІВ (100/years) (under the bridge) and УКРАЇНСЬКИЙ ВІЛЬНИЙ УНІВЕРСИТЕТ (Ukrainian Free University) (semicircular, below).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk