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Mykola Kostomarov

Putting into circulation : 20 April 2017
Technical Specifications
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2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 25000

Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin commemoratives Mykola Kostomarov, a public figure, historian, archeographer, ethnographer, folklore specialist, writer and publicist. A member of many scientific organizations, Mykola Kostomarov was the ideologist of the Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius, as well as the author of `A Book on the Existence of the Ukrainian People,` which set out the brotherhood`s program. Mykola Kostomarov advocated for the right of the Ukrainian language and literature to develop independently and freely. He was a prolific writer who left behind dozens of volumes of poetry, tales, stories, as well as popular scientific and polemic articles.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above is above is the semicircular legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), under which is Ukraine`s small state coat of arms; in the center there is the following conventionalized composition: against the background of newspaper pages is a pile of books topped by a globe; to the right are the legends 2/ГРИВНІ/2017 (2/hryvnias/2017) and the mint mark of the NBU Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: there is a portrait of Mykola Kostomarov, to the left of which are the writer`s signature and the years of his birth and death: 1817/1885; above is the semicircular legend МИКОЛА КОСТОМАРОВ (Mykola Kostomarov).
Designer: Anatolii Demianenko
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko