- List of commemorative coins of Ukraine from precious metals
- On Motifs of Lesya Ukrainka`s Work ``The Forest Song``, cost 2011
Coin On Motifs of Lesya Ukrainka`s Work ``The Forest Song`` 20 UAH, market price 25.09.2022
За твором Лесі Українки `Лісова пісня`
silver (Ag 925)
Obverse: above there is the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine with the semicircular inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); to the left there is a portrait of Lesya Ukrainka with indication of her life years 1871/1913 and a gilded quill pen with the inscription ЛЕСЯ/УКРАЇНКА (Lesya/Ukrainka) thereover; to the right there is depicted a viburnum branch with the coin issue year indication 2011; below there is the coin face value ДВАДЦЯТЬ ГРИВЕНЬ (twenty hryvnias).
Reverse: in the foreground there is a lyric representation of Mavka holding in hand a willow branch being a part of `a century-old heavily wooded forest`; in the dark background there is depicted Lukash who, leaning against a birch tree, is playing the sopilka whose sounds awaken Mavka. Below to the right there is the legend ЛІСОВА / ПІСНЯ (forest / song).
The coin is dedicated to the 140th anniversary of birth of Lesya Ukrainka, a Ukrainian poetess, playwright and public figure, as well as to the centenary of writing her drama `The Forest Song`. Lesya Ukrainka`s multifaceted talent has revealed itself in the most diverse spheres of the literary work - she has been a lyric poet, playwright, prose writer, literary critic and publicist, translator and specialist in folklore. One of the most remarkable dramatical pieces of Lesya Ukrainka is `The Forest Song`, an extravaganza drama, based on the rich Volhynian folklore and written in rhythmically beautiful verses; it asserts the human dream, winged sentiments, triumph of amenities of the life over the spiritual impoverishment.
|28.02.2011||20||silver (Ag 925)||62.2||50||4 000 pc.|