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Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko

Putting into circulation : 18 November 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 commemorative coin `Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko` with the face value of 2 hryvnias is dedicated to a writer, cultural and public figure, the founder of the household comedy genre in the Ukrainian literature of classics whose the most popular works are `Witch of Konotop`, `A Marriage Arrangement in Honcharivka`, `Khaliavskii the Gentleman`, `Shelmenko as Captain`s Batman`, etc
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse there are depicted: above - the Small State Emblem of Ukraine and the semicircular legend Національний банк України (National Bank of Ukraine), a townscape, typical for the Eastern Ukraine of the 19th century; below there are the inscription 2/ГРИВНІ (2/Hryvnias), the coin issue year 2008 (on the right) and the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint (on the left).
On the coin reverse there are Kvitka-Osnovianenko`s portrait and the legends: ГРИГОРІЙ КВІТКА-ОСНОВ’ЯНЕНКО (Hryhorii Kvitka-Osnovianenko) above in a semicircle, and 1778-1843 below.
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk