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Petro Prokopovych

Putting into circulation : 8 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 commemorates the 240th anniversary of the birth of Petro Prokopovych, the inventor of the world`s first moveable-frame beehive, the founder of the national science of beekeeping and rational apiculture in Europe. Petro Prokopovych designed the frame as a separate moveable part of the beehive which made it possible to harvest pure honey without damaging the bees. This represented a landmark in the history of beekeeping.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above there is the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (the National Bank of Ukraine); to the left - the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine; there is depicted the following conventionalized composition: in the center there is Petro Prokopovych`s frame hive with the bees flying out of it, an ancient hive and bee cells (to the left); below against the lustreless background there is engraved the face value - 2 ГРИВНІ (2 hryvnias), to the left - the legend 2015 (the coin issue year); to the right on the lustre surface there is the mark of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.
On the reverse: there is depicted Petro Prokopovych`s portrait with the following inscriptions below: ПЕТРО/ПРОКОПОВИЧ (PETRO/PROKOPOVYCH), 1775/1850; to the right there are depicted the bee cells with the bee on them.
Designer: Nataliia Fandikova
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Demianenko