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Putting into circulation : 12 March 1997
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
200 gold (Au 900) 15.55 25,0 proof smooth 10000 10000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Taras Shevchenko, the outstanding Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker (1814-1861).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 39586

On the coin obverse there is the Small State Emblem of Ukraine in the middle of the beads circumference decoration, framed with guelder-rose sprays. Above the State Emblem there is the year of issue - 1996. Around the coin circumference there are inscriptions: УКРАЇНА - above and 200 ГРИВЕНЬ - underneath in two lines
On the coin reverse in the centre there is a portrait of T.H.Shevchenko with a poet`s autograph under it. Near the portrait there is a singing Kobzar with a guide boy near a village house. Above, around the coin circumference there is an inscription: Т.Г.ШЕВЧЕНКО 1814-1861, underneath there are designations of Аu 900 and 15,55, coin`s pure weight.
Designer:  avers: Oleksandr Ivakhnenko  revers: Serhii Minenok
Engraver:  avers: Krista Raiter  revers: Andreas Tsanashka