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The Dnieper Barbel

Putting into circulation : 5 June 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight of pure precious metals, gramme Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
10 silver (Ag 925) 31.1 38,6 proof smooth with in-depth legends 2500 2500

Series: Flora and Fauna
This coin commemorate the Dnieper Barbel, a fresh-water bottom-dwelling cyprinoid fish that tends to stay in groups. This endangered specie, which is endemic to the Dnieper and Southern Bug basins, is on Ukraine’s List of Endangered Species and the European Red List.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1672

Obverse: in a wreath made of images of some species of flora and fauna are Ukraine’s small coat of arms and the following legends: УКРАЇНА/10/ГРИВЕНЬ/2018 (Ukraine/10/hryvnias/2018).
Reverse: on the coin, against a smooth background, is a Dnieper Barbel above a conventionalized river bottom; there are also the following legends: МАРЕНА ДНІПРОВСЬКА (Dnieper Barbel) (above) and BARBUS BORYSTHENICUS (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko