GOGOL Nikolai 200th Anniversary Silver Coin 1$ Tuvalu 2009

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The first release from The Perth Mint’s Great Russian Minds series celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Nikolai Gogol, the ‘father of realism’ in Russian literature. Born in Ukraine on 1 April 1809, the satirical writer produced some of Russia’s most important and best-loved plays, short stories and novels before his untimely death in 1852.

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2009
Face Value 1 Dollar
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) .999
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40.6
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 6.000
Certificate (COA) Yes
Presentation case (box) Yes
Weight range 1 oz - less than 2 oz
The coin’s reverse, which includes The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark, depicts a coloured image of the famous writer accompanied by the inscription ‘200th Anniversary Nikolai Gogol 1809 – 2009’. The reverse also portrays three of his famous characters: Taras Bulba from the novel of the same name; Khlestakov, from the play The Government Inspector; and Patsyuk, from the short story Christmas Eve. Issued as legal tender under the authority of the Government of Tuvalu, the coin bears the effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on its obverse.