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Yakiv Hnizdovskyi

Putting into circulation : 31 March 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 centenary of birth of Yakiv Yakovych HNIZDOVSKYI (alias Jacques Hnizdovsky, Jakub Gniazdowski, Jakiv Hnizdovskij), an outstanding master of visual arts in Ukrainian Diaspora, painter and graphic artist, sculptor, art historian and critic, a master of multifaceted talent having an innovative approach to the creative work, who has resuscitated the woodcarving art. The multifarious and extremely rich artistic heritage of this singular master, including hundreds of pictorial and graphic works, woodcuts, sculptural compositions, tapestries, interesting research works in the history of arts, has enriched the treasure-house of Ukrainian and world art.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: on the obverse of the coin there are depicted: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); to the right - the mark of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint, the legend 2015 (the coin issue year) and the coin face value 2 / ГРИВНІ (2 / hryvnias), in the centre there is depicted the conventionalized work of Ya. Hnizdovskyi `Sunflower` (1974).
On the reverse: in the centre there is depicted the work of Yakiv Hnizdovskyi `Self-Portrait` (1981); to the left there is the inscription of years of his life 1915/1985, below there is the inscription ЯКІВ ГНІЗДОВСЬКИЙ (Yakiv Hnizdovskyi) (to the right).
Designer: дизайн монети: Кузьмін Олександр , Maria Skoblikova
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk