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The Family of Symyrenko

Putting into circulation : 28 November 2005
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof corrugated 5000 5000

Series: Famous Families of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the family of Symyrenko, a famous Ukrainian family, which gave Ukraine talented engineers, sugar producers, outstanding fruit-growing scientists and generous Maecenas. The successors of the Cossack family, including also serfs (in particular, Fedir Symyrenko), became equal to persons possessing titles of nobility and belonging to the richest entrepreneurs of Europe. And Lev Platonovych Symyrenko, an outstanding scientist - pomologist and a gardener had developed the most famous in Europe collection of fruits and berries, grew a variety of apple-trees, broadly known as `Reanette of Symyrenko`
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1625

On the coin obverse above there is the semicircular inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК (National Bank), under which there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine against the background of the conventionalized apple blossom which symbolizes a family tree; below: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) inscription; Ag 925, designation of metal; 31,1, its weight in fineness (on the left); the NBU Mint logotype; 2005, the coin mintage year (on the right); beneath there is the semicircular inscription: ДЕСЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (10/ hryvnia
On the coin reverse there is depicted a conventionalized family tree, amidst the leaves and twigs of which there are names and years of life of members of the Symyrenko family: ФЕДІР (Fedir) (1790 - 1867), ПЛАТОН (Platon) (1820 - 1863), ВАСИЛЬ (Vasyl) (1835 - 1915), ЛЕВКО (Levko) (1855 - 1920), ВОЛОДИМИР(Volodymyr) (1891 - 1938) and beneath there is the semicircular inscription: РОДИНА СИМИРЕНКІВ (the family of Symyrenko).
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko