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Armenia 100 dram 1997 Yeghishe Charents

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Depth 2
Weight 10,8
Diameter (mm) 29,5
Mintage 200
Material Copper-Nickel
Edge of the coin (milling) fluted
Series Outstanding events and people
Country Armenia
Release date 1997
Quality UNC
Number Krause KM# 196

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Armenia 100 dram 1997 100th anniversary of the birth of Yeghishe Charents, a classic of Armenian literature.

Reverse: In the center is a portrait of Yeghishe Charents. Below it - the name of the poet in 2 lines, above - in Armenian: "ՉԱՐԵՆՑ", below - in English: "CHARENTS". Right - years: "1897 - 1997" and number: "100"

Obverse: the top inscription in Armenian "ՀԱՅԱՍՏԱՆԻ ՀԱՆՌԱՊԵՏՈՒԹՅՈՒՆ" (Republic of Armenia), in the center there is the coat of arms of Armenia, below it - the denomination of the coin, below is the year of minting of the coin "1997".

Yeghishe Charents (Armenian Եղիշե Չարենց, real name - Yeghishe Abgarovich Soghomonyan; March 13 [25] 1897, Kars, Russian Empire (now in Turkey) - November 27, 1937, Yerevan) - Armenian poet, prose writer and translator.

A classic of Armenian literature. Born into the family of a small merchant.

- 1908 - entered the Kars real school.
- 1915 - joined one of the Armenian volunteer groups and reached the outskirts of Van.
- Autumn 1916 - went to Moscow and entered the People's University named after A.L. Shanyavsky.
- February 1917 - with university students participated in the release of political prisoners from Butyrka prison.
- 1918 - joined the Red Army.
- 1919 - returned to Yerevan and worked as a teacher for some time.
- 1920 - participated in the May uprising of the communists against the Dashnak government.
- From the end of the year to May 1921, he was the head of the art department at the People's Commissariat of Education.
- 1925 - head of the new literary organization "Noyember" (November).
- September 1936 - the NKVD of the USSR was taken under house arrest and accused of counter-revolution, nationalism, Trotskyism and terrorism.

Yeghishe Charents died on November 27, 1937 in the Yerevan prison hospital. The location of the poet's grave is still unknown. He was posthumously rehabilitated in the 1950s.