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The 50th Anniversary of Establishment of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine

Putting into circulation : 12 May 2011
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 35000 35000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the 50th anniversary of establishment of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine, the highest award in Ukraine in the fields of literature and arts, journalism and opinion journalism, the most prestigious honours for the creative works regarded as major contributions to the Ukrainian culture. The Prize is awarded annually in the following nominations: artistic literature, documentary and scientifically critical literature, music, fine arts, theatre and modern visual arts.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the obverse there are: the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (above); below there are the coin face value 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) and issue year 2011 with the logo of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint to the right; in the centre there is the composition symbolizing the nominations of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine - an open book, quill, palette, brushes together with the lines from Taras Shevchenko`s poem `I mertvym, i zhyvym...` (`To the Dead and the Living...`) `... Учітесь, читайте, / І чужому научайтесь, / Й свого не цурайтесь` (...Learn, read, / Both foreign study, / And (our) own don`t shun.) and his signature.
On the reverse there are: a portrait of T.H.Shevchenko (to the right), the inscription (to the left) 50/ РОКІВ/ НАЦІОНАЛЬНА/ ПРЕМІЯ/ УКРАЇНИ/ ІМЕНІ/ ТАРАСА/ ШЕВЧЕНКА (50/ years/ National / Prize/ of Ukraine / named after/ Taras/ Shevchenko) and a conventionalized branch (beneath).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko