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150 Years since the Establishment of the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine

Putting into circulation : 27 October 2017
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 2000 2000

Series: Spiritual Treasures of Ukraine
These coins commemorate the Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine, a performance group that has absorbed the best traditions of Ukrainian culture. The operatic and ballet art of the theater`s performers has long since achieved international fame. The National Opera of Ukraine is actively and successfully integrating into the global musical community, as evidenced by its tours of various countries and participation in the most famous musical festivals.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 3245

Obverse: above on the silver coin is Ukraine`s small coat of arms, below which is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine); in the center against a smooth background is the theater`s building; beneath are the following legends: on the silver coin - 20/ГРИВЕНЬ (20/hryvnias).
Reverse: there is the following conventionalized composition: an auditorium (gold-plated on the silver coin), above which are heraldic griffons holding a lyre, which symbolizes the art of music, and the legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ АКАДЕМІЧНИЙ ТЕАТР (semicircular above), ОПЕРИ ТА БАЛЕТУ УКРАЇНИ ІМ. Т. Г. ШЕВЧЕНКА (under the griffons) (The Taras Shevchenko National Opera of Ukraine), and 150 РОКІВ (150 years) (beneath).
Designer: Nataliia Fandikova
Engraver: Anatolii Demianenko , Volodymyr Demianenko