- List of commemorative coins of Ukraine
- Ivan Karpenko-Karyi, cost 2015
Coin Ivan Karpenko-Karyi 2 UAH, market price 23.05.2022
Obverse: above there is the small coat of arms of Ukraine and the following semicircular legend: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine); in the center, on the stage topped by theatrical symbols, tragic and comic masks, there is a play in action; a cartouche reading `The Master` and `One Hundred Thousand` and symbolizing the playwright`s remarkable talent hangs from the footlights area.
Reverse: there is a composition that symbolizes Karpenko-Karyi`s talent for stage direction and acting. The composition depicts Karpenko-Karyi as a puppeteer performing with puppets that represent heroes from his plays; on the right there is an image of the playwright`s family farm; above is the semicircular legend: ІВАН КАРПЕНКО-КАРИЙ (Ivan Karpenko-Karyi) and his years of life (1845 - 1907) (to the left).
The coin commemorates the 170th birth anniversary of Ivan Karpenko-Karyi (Tobilevych), one of the founders of Ukrainian professional theater, a playwright, an actor, a stage director, and a public and cultural figure. His plays that are a whole era in Ukrainian drama are considered real gems by both actors and theater goers.
|14.09.2015||2||nickel silver||12.8||31||30 000 pc.|