NBU Issued Commemorative Coin in Honor of Vasyl Slipak

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In February, the Ukrainian community in France initiated a petition to issue a coin to commemorate Vasyl Slipak. The world-famous Ukrainian opera singer, soloist of the Paris National Opera had defended Ukraine since 2015 and died on June 29, 2016 from a sniper bullet.On June 7, information about this commemorative coin appeared on the website of the National Bank of Ukraine."Released! It was very responsible! I has avoided the dates of birth and death, as legends do not die! And he is our legend, which we must remember! This person is comparable to Hercules and Orpheus together, even cooler - because Vasyl lived for sure! It is a pity that the majority of the Ukrainians does not know how to appreciate their own heroes", - said Andriy Yermolenko, creator of the coin.The coin is made of nickel silver, weights 12.8 g, diameter is 31 mm. The coin will be brought into circulation on June 21, 2021, but it can already be ordered online.

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