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Oleh Antonov

Putting into circulation : 3 February 2006
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 45000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the centenary of birth of Oleh K. Antonov (1906 - 1984), an aircraft designer, under whose guidance various transport, training, sporting airplanes and gliders were built. Oleh Antonov always wished his airplanes, including such giants as `Antei` and `Ruslan`, to be versatile and good-looking, able to convey many cargos and passengers over a long distance. At present the specialist of the Aviation Scientific and Technical Complex named after O.K.Antonov continue the work of the talented aircraft designer.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse there are airplanes (AN-2 and AN-124 `Ruslan`) depicted in the centre of the composition, under which the denomination of the coin 2 ГРИВНІ (2 / hryvnias) is placed; above there is a semicircular inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) with the small State Emblem of Ukraine and the year of issue -2006, as well as the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint thereunder
On the coin reverse against the background of a conventionalized engineering drawing there is a portrait of Antonov, to the right of the portrait - the logotype `АN`(AN); there are also semi-circular inscriptions: ОЛЕГ АНТОНОВ (Oleh Antonov) - to the right and 1906 - 1984, the years of his birth and death - left below.
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Roman Chaikovskyi