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Pavlo Tychyna

Putting into circulation : 20 January 2011
Technical Specifications
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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 the 120th anniversary of birthday of Pavlo Hryhorovych TYCHYNA, a Ukrainian poet, translator, statesman and public figure. Pavlo Tychyna, an Academician of the Academy of Sciences of the UkrSSR, a laureate of the USSR State Prize and T.H.Shevchenko State Prize of the UkrSSR, Minister of Education of the UkrSSR (1943-1948), Chairman of the Supreme Soviet of the UkrSSR (1953-1959), had multidimensional creative interests: he played a few musical instruments and produced pictures - survived have been his self-portrait and various landscapes designed with a pencil, watercolors, oil, charcoal.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 811

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular legend НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine) and lines from a P.Tychyna`s poem written in 1942 (thereunder): `І кричу я: Україно! / Потім стану й прислухаюсь. / Чути... здалеку: - Тримаюсь! / Хмарко! Ластівко! Калино! / І в той бік я повертаюсь.` (`And call I yelling: Ukraine! / Then stop and listen. / It is hearable... from afar: I`m holding out! / Cloudlet! Swallow! Kalyna (Viburnum opulus)! (Help!) / And towards that direction I turn.`); below there is Tychyna`s picture of his parents` homestead together with the mallow flowers to the left thereof; to the right there is indicated the coin issue year 2011 and, below, the face value П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias).
Reverse: there is a portrait of Pavlo Tychyna against the background of bookshelves; below there is the conventionalized inscription ПАВЛО ТИЧИНА (Pavlo Tychyna) and his life years 1891-1967.
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk