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Vasyl Stus

Putting into circulation : 8 January 2008
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 35000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Vasyl Stus (1938 – 1985), a public figure, translator, literary critic and poet of a tragic fate, whose works are translated into many languages of the world. A tireless fighter for human rights Vasyl Stus was a member ( in 1979 – 1980 - a chairman) of the Ukrainian Helsinki group for human rights observation
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse against the glass background there is a semicircular inscription: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ ((National Bank of Ukraine), under which there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine, a conventionalized composition symbolizing the way to the independence, below there are the inscriptions: 2008 / 2 ГРИВНІ (2 Hryvnia/2008) and the Mint logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine.
On the coin reverse there is depicted a portrait of Vasyl Stus against the background of Alla Horska conventionalized mosaics Woman-Bird, to the right of which there is the semicircular inscription: ВАСИЛЬ СТУС (Vasyl Stus
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk