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Mykhailo Deregus

Putting into circulation : 25 October 2004
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 ordinary corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to 100th anniversary of Mykhailo Deregus (1904 - 1997), one of the brightest artists of the 20th century. Being a painter and graphic artist, pedagogue and cultural worker, Mykhailo Deregus managed to combine skillfully the generalized national tradition with achievements of the world culture. Well-known are his paintings of the Cossacks themes, and namely: `Khmelnytsk land`, `Pereyaslav Rada`, ` Thought on the Cossack Holota ` triptych, etc. His illustrations for works of Ivan Kotliarevskyi, Taras Shevchenko, Lesia Ukrainka, M.Gogol and M.Nekrasov have become significant attainment of the graphic art.
On the coin obverse above there is depicted the small National Emblem of Ukraine, under it there is the three-lined inscription - УКРАЇНА 2 ГРИВНІ (Ukraine /2 hryvnia) and the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine. There inscriptions are depicted against the background of a palette with two brushes (right), beneath - 2004, the coin issue year.
On the coin reverse there is a profile portrait of Mykhailo Deregus and semicircular inscriptions: 1904 – 1997 МИХАЙЛО ДЕРЕГУС (Mykhailo Deregus)
Designer: Natalia Deregus-Lorens , Maryna Deregus
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi