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200 Years since the Establishment of the Ushinsky South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University

Putting into circulation : 11 May 2017
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: Higher educational establishments of Ukraine
This coin commemorates the Ushinsky South Ukrainian National Pedagogical University, one of the oldest educational institutions in Ukraine. The first pedagogical university in southern Ukraine, it was founded on 2 May 1817 in Odesa as a part of the Richelieu Lyceum. According to the statute of the Richelieu Lyceum, the Main Pedagogical Institute was established with the purpose of `training intelligent and talented teachers capable of passing their knowledge on to other people.`
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

Obverse: above is Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), the coin issue year - 2017, the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works and the coin face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/hryvnias); in the center, against a smooth background, is a fragment of the university`s logo, below which are the following legends: ПІВДЕННОУКРАЇНСЬКИЙ/НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ПЕДАГОГІЧНИЙ УНІВЕРСИТЕТ/ ІМЕНІ К. Д. УШИНСЬКОГО/200 РОКІВ (Ushinsky/South Ukrainian/National/Pedagogical University/200 years).
Reverse: there is an image of the modern university building and the following legends: GLORIA ET HONOR TIBI MAGISTER! (semicircular above), ODESA (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Atamanchuk
Engraver: Sviatoslav Ivanenko , Volodymyr Atamanchuk