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Volodymyr Vernadsky

Putting into circulation : 25 February 2013
Technical Specifications
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5 silver (Ag 925) 15.55 33,0 special uncirculated smooth with in-depth legends 5000 5000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to Volodymyr Ivanovych Vernadsky, a world-famous scientist in the area of natural history, mineralogist, crystallographer, the founder of geochemistry, biogeochemistry and radiogeology, a thinker, philosopher, the first president of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences and founder of the first research library in Ukraine.
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); in the centre there is a composition whose constituents mirror the scientist`s view of life: the terrestrial globe, crystal lattice of silicon, human figurine and burst of light symbolizing the new life birth; below there are the coin face value П`ЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (five hryvnias) and issue year indication 2013.
Reverse: in the foreground to the right there is a portrait of Volodymyr Ivanovych Vernadsky; to the left above there is depicted the terrestrial globe with the scholar`s dictum `ЦАРСТВО МОЇХ ІДЕЙ ПОПЕРЕДУ` (The realm of my ideas is yet to come) and his years of life 1863/1945 thereunder; below there is the inscription В. І. ВЕРНАДСЬКИЙ (V.I.Vernadsky).
Designer:  avers: Oleksandr Kuzmin , Maria Skoblikova  revers: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk