Ukraine 2 hryvnia Igor Sikorsky aviation aircraft helicopter nickel coin 2009

The collectible coin of the Bank of Ukraine issued in 2009 depicts the outstanding aviator and aircraft builder Igor Sikorsky. Born in Kyiv designer started his successful aircraft building career in Russian Empire winning first prizes at aviation exhibitions, but after the Communist Revolution he was forced to leave the country and immigrated to the USA. There Sikorsky continued his work and built advanced aircrafts including the first successful models of helicopters. The designer was the pioneer in many fields of aviation; the first flying boats for Pan American were developed by him as well as numerous other aircrafts. The portrait of Igor Sikorsky in his aviator’s helmet is placed on the reverse of the 2-hryvnia coin against the background depicting one of his creatures. The name of the designer in Ukrainian and the dates of his living are placed next to the image. The obverse bears the image of Sikorsky’s flying boat and the information about the issue of the collectible.

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