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Illia Mechnikov

Putting into circulation : 29 December 2005
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 20000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to 160th anniversary of Illia Mechnikov (1845 – 1916), an outstanding, world-famous scientist and the Nobel Prize winner (1908). Mechnikov is one of the founders of evolution embryology, immunology and microbiology, who had discovered the phagocytosis phenomenon, had developed the phagocytic theory of immunity (1883). And even now ideas of the scientist have contributed to development of various fields of biology and medicine.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse on the right there is depicted a cell under a microscope - a conventionalized phagocytosis process; on the left there is 2005, the coin issue year and the small National Emblem of Ukraine. Around the coin circumference there are the inscriptions: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) (on the left), the NBU Mint logotype and ДВІ ГРИВНІ (2/ hryvnia) (beneath).
On the coin reverse there is a portrait of Illia Mechnikov (displaced to the right) and 1845/1916, his years of life; left there is a semicircular inscription: ІЛЛЯ МЕЧНИКОВ (Illia Mechnikov)
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi , Volodymyr Demianenko