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The Dnieper Barbel

Putting into circulation : 5 June 2018
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 40000 40000

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: 58

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/2/ГРИВНІ/2018 (Ukraine/2/hryvnias/2018). This coin features the mint mark of the NBU’s Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: on the coin is a Dnieper Barbel against the backdrop of algae and pebbles (color, pad-printed); there are also the following legends: МАРЕНА ДНІПРОВСЬКА (Dnieper Barbel) (above) and BARBUS BORYSTHENICUS (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko