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July 21, 2017

A Coin Dedicated to Mykhailo Petrenko's 200th Birth Anniversary


On July 11, 2017, the National Bank of Ukraine issued a jubilee coin (2 hryvnias) dedicated to the 200th birth anniversary of the romantic poet, author of the world-famous song “I’m Looking in the Sky...”, Mykhailo Petrenko (1817–1862).

The coin (2 hryvnias) is a continuation of the series “Outstanding Personalities of Ukraine”. The head side of the coin depicts a mound, the Ukrainian steppe and a “stone baba” with a falcon sitting on it. The tail side has a falcon in flight.

The coin issue is 35,000 pieces. It is made of nickel silver.

It is already the 23rd jubilee coin issued by the National Bank of Ukraine in honor of Kharkiv University, and its alumni.

Translation by Inna Zaets

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