ArmInfo. The Central Bank of Armenia issued a golden coin in respect to Hovhannes Ayvazovski, Russian marine artist of Armenian origin (1817-1900). The coin is released in 1000 units, made from 900 fineness gold, with a nominal of AMD 10.000 (about USD 21). The weight of the coin is 8,6 grams, and the diameter is 22mm. According to the press office of the Central Bank of Armenia, the coin is stamped at Lithuanian mint, and it is designed by famous Armenian designer Harutyun Samuelyan.
The head side of the coin presents Ninth Wave, the famous picture of the artist, and the reverse part presents the portrait of the artist. At the same time Armenian Central Bank released another three commemorative coins dedicated to the 175th anniversary of great Armenian philanthropist and businessman Alexander Mantashyan (1849-1911), to the 25th anniversary of Armenian Army, and 25th anniversary of Shushi liberation. Commemorative coins have been issued also in respect to the 125th anniversary of Hamo Beknazaryan, the patriarch of Armenian cinematography, 25th anniversary of the Joint Security Agreement, etc.
Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky (29 July 1817 - 2 May 1900) was a Russian Romantic painter. He is considered one of the greatest marine artists in history Baptized as Hovhannes Aivazian, Aivazovsky was born into an Armenian family in the Black Sea port of Feodosia and was mostly based in his native Crimea. Aleksandr Ivanovich Mantashyan (3 March 1842 - 19 April 1911) was buried on 30 April in the Armenian Pantheon of Tbilisi) was a prominent Armenian oil magnate, industrialist, financier, and a philanthropist. By the end of his life he had become one of the world's wealthiest individuals. Hamo Beknazarian (May 19, 1891 - April 27, 1965), also known as Hamo Bek-Nazarov or Amo Bek- Nazarian, was an Armenian film director, actor and screenwriter.