Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ukraine 2 hryvnia 2015 - Andrey Sheptytsky

New low mintage commemorative:

'150 anniversary of the birth of Andrey Sheptytsky'

Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptytsky (1865-1944) was the Metropolitan Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church from 1901 until his death in 1944. His tenure spanned two world wars and seven political regimes: Austrian, Russian, Soviet, Polish, Soviet, General Government (Nazi), and again Soviet.

(news from Taigawirbel and Potabenko Sergey)
(image from Potabenko Sergey)
(biographical data taken from Wikipedia)

Composition: CuNiZn
Weight: 12.80 g
Diameter: 31.00 mm
Mintage: 30,000

LINK: National Bank of Ukraine

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