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Mykola Pyrohov

Putting into circulation : 25 March 2010
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5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 5000 5000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Mykola Ivanovych PYROHOV (1810-1881), a scientist, surgeon, pedagogue and public figure (transliteration from Russian - Nicolay Ivanovich PIROGOV). His innovative scientific works have become the base for the applied anatomy and operative surgery, while his contribution to the development of medicine was marked with a clever combination of the science and practice. Whole life of the great scientist was selfless service to people.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 812

On the coin obverse above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); within the circle formed by beads there is depicted the sepulchral church erected over the scientist`s tomb; beneath there is the coin issue year indication 2010 and bow-shaped inscription П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (5 hryvnias).
On the coin reverse there is a portrait of Mykola Pyrohov having surgical instruments in his hands, to the left whereof 1810/1881 (the years of life) and the bow-shaped legend МИКОЛА ПИРОГОВ (Mykola Pyrohov) below.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk , Anatolii Demianenko