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Nikolai Gogol

Putting into circulation : 27 February 2009
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 5000 5000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The Jubilee coin is dedicated to the 200th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding writer who revealed to the world the singularity of Ukraine -Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. N.Gogol was born in the village of Velyki Sorochyntsi (now in Poltava oblast) in the family of a writer.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 811

On the coin obverse above there is the Small National Emblem of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine), below there are the coin face value and issue year - 5 ГРИВЕНЬ/2009 (5 hryvnias/2009) as well as the composition symbolizing two main subjects of Gogol`s creative work: that of Ukraine with its history, traditions, myths and the topic of the imperial capital city with its high life, etc.
On the coin reverse there is a portrait of Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol dressed in a cape and a vyshyvanka (embroidered shirt) embodying the land that had educated him. Above there is the semicircular inscription МИКОЛА ГОГОЛЬ (Nikolai Gogol in Ukrainian) and below 1809/1852 – years of his life.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko