Friday, March 7, 2014

Ukraine 5 hryvnia 2014 - Taras Shevchenko

New low mintage commemorative:

'200th anniversary of the Birth of Taras Shevchenko'

Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814-1861) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, artist, public and political figure, as well as folklorist and ethnographer. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko is also known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.

(news from Taigawirbel)
(biographical info from Wikipedia)

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 16.54 g
Diameter: 35.00 mm
Mintage: 30 000

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

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