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60th Anniversary of T.H.Shevchenko National Museum

Putting into circulation : 29 April 2009
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
5 nickel silver 16.54 35,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000 30000

Series: Other coins
The commemorative coin is dedicated to T.H. Shevchenko National Museum, one of the largest museums of Ukraine dealing with literature and art. Within the museum collection there are kept originals of Great Kobzar`s artistic works, manuscripts of his poetry, editions of Shevchenko`s writings issued in his lifetime with his autographs, photos, memorial objects, almost all editions of poet`s works, literature on studies of his creative work, etc.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 51

On the obverse above there is the Small National Emblem of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine), in the centre - the composition consisting of museum exhibits, in the foreground whereof there are `Kateryna` painting and a bandura; on the right of them there are the logotype of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint, coin issue year 2009 and the bow-shaped legend 5 ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias) thereunder.
On the reverse against the background of the building, an architectural monument of the first half of the 19th century, where the museum collection is located, there are T.H.Shevchenko`s portrait and inscriptions НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ МУЗЕЙ (National Museum) above, ТАРАСА/ШЕВЧЕНКА/60/РОКІВ (of Taras/Shevchenko/60/years) against the relief background.
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk