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2 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Bohdan Stupka


2 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
metal Cu/Ni/Zn
diameter 31 mm
weight 12.8
Mintage 25 000 pcs
Date of issue: 19.12.2016



Series: Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine
This coin celebrates the famous Ukrainian actor and Hero of Ukraine, Bohdan Stupka. Bohdan Stupka was able to portray any image or character: he performed over 150 film and theatrical roles. He made his film debut in Yurii Illienko`s film `The White Bird Marked with Black` (1971) as Orest Dzvonar. Stupka portrayed many historical characters, including hetmans Ivan Briukhovetsky, Ivan Mazepa, and Bohdan Khmelnytsky, as well as Genghis Khan, Boris Godunov, Ostap Vyshnia, and many others. In 1993, Stupka was awarded the Shevchenko National Prize (the highest Ukrainian state prize for works of culture and arts) for his major role in the play `Tevye-Tevel` (based on Grigori Gorin`s play `The Memorial Prayer,` which itself is loosely based on a work by Sholem Aleichem).

Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and Ukraine`s small coat of arms; in the center is the following conventionalized composition: against the background of a wing flat is a motion picture film and theatrical masks against a smooth background; beneath is the issue year 2016, face value 2 ГРИВНІ (2 hryvnias), and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

Reverse: there is an image of Bohdan Stupka, to the left of which is the legend БОГДАН/СТУПКА/1941/2012 (Bohdan/Stupka/1941/2012).