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Andrei Sheptytskyi

Putting into circulation : 15 July 2015
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 30000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
The coin is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the birth of Andrei Sheptytskyi (his unreligious name being Roman-Maria-Aleksander), a prominent cleric, political and public figure, philanthropist and the Metropolitan of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, who contributed to the national self-preservation of the Ukrainian people. Sheptytskyi`s self-sacrificing work reaching out for mutual understanding in the Christian world and building peace between the Eastern and Western Churches, his ecumenical ideas were well in advance of his time.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above there is depicted the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the center - the composition with clerical attributes; below - the face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/hryvnias) and the issue year - 2015; there is the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine (to the right).
On the reverse: there is depicted Andrei Sheptytskyi sitting in an armchair with a book on his laps; there is a miter to the left; to the right there are semicircular inscriptions: МИТРОПОЛИТ АНДРЕЙ ШЕПТИЦЬКИЙ (Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytskyi) (below) and 1865 - 1944 (above).
Designer: Mykola Kochubei
Engraver: Volodymyr Atamanchuk