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Vasyl Symonenko

Putting into circulation : 25 December 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 `Vasyl Symonenko` with the face value of 2 hryvnias is dedicated to Vasyl Andriiovych Symonenko, a poet, prose writer and journalist, who held deservedly an important position within the Pleiad of the `shestydesiatnyky` (sixtiers). The poet`s work played a significant role in the Ukrainian literature of the XXth century and is a model of high civic consciousness. A patriotism subject of love for Ukraine and Ukrainians bulked large therein.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse there are: the Small State Emblem of Ukraine (above) with the legend Національний банк України (National Bank of Ukraine) thereunder; the face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/Hryvnias) and the coin issue year 2008 (below); there is depicted the conventionalized composition illustrating Symonenko`s poem `Motherhood Swans` together with the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint (on the left).
On the coin reverse there is Vasyl Symonenko`s portrait; on the right, against the background of willow leaves, there is the inscription ВАСИЛЬ СИМОНЕНКО/1935-1963 (VASYL SYMONENKO) together with two semicircular legends: МОЖНА ВСЕ НА СВІТІ ВИБИРАТИ, СИНУ, (POSSIBLE IS EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD TO CHOOSE, MY SON,) above and ВИБРАТИ НЕ МОЖНА ТІЛЬКИ БАТЬКІВЩИНУ (TO CHOOSE IS NOT POSSIBLE ONLY THE MOTHERLAND) below.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko