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Volodymyr Vernadskyi

Putting into circulation : 26 March 2003
Technical Specifications
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 ordinary corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Volodymyr Vernadskyi (12.03.1863–06.01.1945), an outstanding natural scientist and thinker; the founder of such modern sciences about the Earth, as geochemistry and biochemistry, an academician and the first president of the All-Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (1919). His ideas played an important role in formation of the present-day scientific picture of the world and his doctrine on interrelation of the nature and the society influenced the formation of contemporary ecological perception.
On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the Earth, the cradle of mankind, above it there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine and inscriptions: УКРАЇНА, 2003 (Ukraine /2003) (above, in semicircle) 2 ГРИВНІ (2 /hryvnia) (beneath), and the Mint logotype of the National bank of Ukraine
On the coin reverse there is a portrait of Volodymyr I.Vernadskyi (on the right); around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: В.І. ВЕРНАДСЬКИЙ (Volodymyr I.Vernadskyi -on the left and 1863-1945, his years of life made in two lines.
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk