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The Malachite Moth


Putting into circulation : 2 June 2020
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 celebrates the malachite moth, a species of the Lepidoptera order and the Noctuidae family. This insect is on the Ukrainian list of endangered species. In Ukraine, it is found in some areas of the regions of Polesia, forest steppe, steppe, and in Crimea (Kyiv, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Sumy, Cherkasy, Luhansk and Kharkiv oblasts and Crimea).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 58

Obverse: in a wreath made of some flora and fauna species are Ukraine’s small coat of arms, the legends УКРАЇНА/2/ГРИВНІ/2020 (Ukraine/2/hryvnias/2020), and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
Reverse: against a smooth background is a color image of the malachite moth (pad-printed) and the following semicircular legends: СОВКА РОЗКІШНА (malachite moth) (above, to the right) and STAUROPHORA CELSIA (beneath, to the left).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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