2 hryvnias 2016 Ukraine – Mykhailo Hrushevsky
2 hryvnias special uncirculated coin
diameter 31 mm
Mintage 25 000 pcs
Date of issue: 26.09.2016
he coin commemorates 150 years since the birth of Mykhailo Hrushevsky. Hrushevsky was a historian, a promoter of Ukrainian science, a literary scholar, a sociologist, an essay writer, a writer, a politician, a public figure, and a statesman. Hrushevsky developed the idea of the independent historical development of Ukrainians, arguing that Ukrainians were different from the neighboring peoples both in their origins and political, economic and cultural life. His numerous works on Ukrainian history were translated into Bulgarian, Czech, German, French and English.
Obverse: above is the legend УКРАЇНА (Ukraine), Ukraine`s small coat of arms (to the left), the coin issue year 2016 and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Minting and Printing Works (to the right); there is a conventionalized composition of a fragment from a documentary – Hrushevsky in front of an array of troops; below is the coin face value 2 ГРИВНІ (2 hryvnias).
Reverse: against a smooth background is an image of Mykhailo Hrushevsky against the background of a book shelf; above are the legends МИХАЙЛО/ГРУШЕВСЬКИЙ/1866 – 1934 (Mykhailo/Hrushevsky/1866 – 1934).