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Ahatanhel Krymsky


Putting into circulation : 12 January 2021
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Ahatanhel Krymsky. A Ukrainian historian, specialist in Slavic studies, linguist, Orientalist scholar, writer, and translator, Krymsky was one of the founders of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and one of the first academy fellows. Krymsky, who was fluent in almost sixty languages, mostly Oriental ones, and knew all of the dialects of the Ukrainian language, made a significant contribution to Ukrainian Oriental studies and Ukrainian studies. The unique contribution of Krymsky to global culture was recognized by a decision of the UNESCO General Assembly to include this outstanding personality in UNESCO’s eminent personalities list.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 35

Obverse: above is Ukraine’s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the legend УКРАЇНА/2 ГРИВНІ/2021 (Ukraine/2 hryvnias/2021); there is a composition that symbolizes the activity of the Oriental scholar and his source of knowledge, consisting of a geometrical ornament made up of open books that form a many-sided star; in the center of the star are the following words of Krymsky: Я ЗРОЗУМІВ,/ ЩО МУШУ БУТИ/ УКРАЇНОФІЛОМ –/ ЦЕ Я ЗРОЗУМІВ/ ЦІЛКОМ СВІДОМО (I have realized that I must be a Ukrainophile – this was a perfectly conscious decision); under the quote is the facsimile А Кримський; beneath, to the right is the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against the backdrop of vertical lines, which produce a certain dramatic effect and symbolize the tragic fate of the scientist, is a portrait of Krymsky; below the portrait is the diagonal legend АГАТАНГЕЛ (Ahatanhel) (to the left) and КРИМСЬКИЙ (Krymsky)(to the right); beneath are the years of Krymsky’s birth and death – 1871–1942.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver:  avers: Anatolii Demianenko  revers: програмне моделювання – Віталій Андріянов
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