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Putting into circulation : 5 January 2016
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
20 silver (Ag 925) 62.2 50,0 proof smooth with in-depth legends 3000 3000

Series: Ukrainian Heritage
The coin commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first performance of the Schedryk carol of Mykola Leontovych by the Kyiv University choir. Mykola Leontovych was an innovative Ukrainian composer. He excelled in creating small choral pieces and arranged about 200 folk songs. He had no equal for his good ear for folk music and for using musical means to create poetic images. `Shchedryk` is one of the most popular Leontovych`s arrangements, which the composer worked on almost all his life. It is known not only in Ukraine but also in the entire world as `The Carol of the Bells`, `The Ukrainian Bell Carol`, or `The Ukrainian Carol.`
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3384

Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription - НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine), below - there is the face value ДВАДЦЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (twenty hryvnias); within the bead circle, there is the Christmas star with carolers in the center; to the left of the carolers against the smooth surface, there is the year of issue - 2016; between each pair of rays of the star there are three bells.
Reverse: there is a composition divided into two parts with a conventionalized musical row from `Shchedryk`: above there is a portrait of Mykola Leontovych with a conductor`s baton in his right hand, a swallow is sitting on the composer`s left hand, to the right - there is the inscription МИКОЛА/ЛЕОНТОВИЧ (Mykola/Leontovych); there is the inscription ЩЕДРИК (shchedryk) to the left of the portrait against the background of concentric rings, symbolizing the sounds of music, with an insertion of cubic zirconium oxide; below there is the `carol of bells`: bells against the color holographic rings.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk