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2 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Ivan Mykolaichuk


2 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
nickel silver
diameter 31 mm
weight 12.8
Mintage 25 000 pcs
Date of issue: 2016



The coin commemorates Ivan Mykolaichuk, an actor, director, and playwright whose name is associated with an artistic style dubbed Ukrainian poetic cinema art.

Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), to the right of which is the small coat of arms of Ukraine; there is the following composition: at the bottom there are far-off mountains, in the foreground, against a smooth background, is a symbolic gate, under which is a slender figure of Ivan Mykolaichuk holding a lamb in his hands; to the left is the coin face value 2/ГРИВНІ (2/hryvnias), to the right are the coin issue year 2016 and the logotype of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works (beneath to the right).

Reverse: against a smooth background there is a portrait of Ivan Mykolaichuk surrounded by his characters, to the left of which are the semicircular legends ІВАН МИКОЛАЙЧУК, 1941 – 1987 (Ivan Mykolaichuk, 1941 – 1987).