Great Russian Minds - Author Nikolai Gogol

Tuvalu 2009 - $1 - Great Russian Minds - Author Nikolai Gogol - 1oz LIMITED Silver Coin

Only 6.000 of these special coins were issued by Perth Mint!
This silver proof coin is dedicated to Great Russian Minds.

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Country Tuvalu
Year 2009
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 1
Metal Silver
Fineness 999/1000
Weight 1oz - 31,1g
Diameter 40,6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Mintage 6000
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $92.43
Coin Story

Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol was a dramatist, novelist and short story writer of Ukrainian ethnicity. Russian and Ukrainian scholars debate whether or not Gogol was of their respective nationalities. Considered by his contemporaries one of the preeminent figures of the natural school of Russian literary realism, later critics have found in Gogol's work a fundamentally romantic sensibility, with strains of Surrealism and the grotesque. His early works, such as Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka, were influenced by his Ukrainian upbringing, Ukrainian culture and folklore. His later writing satirised political corruption in the Russian Empire (The Government Inspector, Dead Souls), leading to his eventual exile. The novel Taras Bulba (1835) and the play Marriage (1842), along with the short stories "Diary of a Madman", "The Tale of How Ivan Ivanovich Quarreled with Ivan Nikiforovich", "The Portrait" and "The Carriage", round out the tally of his best-known works.

Reverse Design

The reverse features a stunning, full color portrait of author Nikolai Gogol and three of his most famous characters. The legend "200TH ANNIVERSARY NIKOLAI GOGOL 1809-2009" marks the commemoration. The Perth Mint's "P" mint mark is also featured on the coin.

Obverse Design

Issued as Tuvalu legal tender, the coin’s obverse depicts the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the year-date and the monetary denomination.


The Great Russian Minds - Author Nikolai Gogol silver coin is housed in a presentation case, which comes within a stylish outer shipper accompanied by a numbered Certificate of Authenticity.

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