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Vasyl Slipak

Putting into circulation : 21 June 2021
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrates Vasyl Slipak, a hero of Ukraine, a recipient of the Order of the Gold Star and the Order for Valor, first degree, a knight of liberty, a volunteer, an ex-combatant in eastern Ukraine, and a volunteer soldier who was codenamed “Myth”. Slipak was a world-famous Ukrainian opera singer, a soloist of the Paris National Opera, one of the leaders of the Ukrainian community in France, and a member of the Association of Ukrainians in France. In 2015, he stopped performing on the world’s opera stages and started fighting Russian aggressors in Ukraine. On 29 June 2016, at the age of 41, Slipak was killed by a sniper bullet near the village of Luhanske.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 49

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, to the right of which is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); in the center, against a smooth background, is a portrait of Slipak, to the right of which are a music stave with notes, the coin’s face value – 2, the graphic symbol of the hryvnia, the coin’s issue year – 2021 and the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works; to the left is the following legend: ВАСИЛЬ СЛІПАК “МІФ” (Vasyl Slipak, “Myth”) (semicircular, below).
Reverse: against a smooth background is an image of a nightingale sitting on the barrel of an automatic gun; above and below are stylized tree branches.
Designer: Єрмоленко Андрій
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Anatolii Demianenko