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Ascania - Nova

Putting into circulation : 20 May 1998
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 ordinary corrugated 90000 90000

Series: Flora and Fauna
The coin is dedicated to the centenary of foundation of `Ascania Nova`, the first in Ukraine steppe reserve, the founder of which was Fridrich Falz-Fain.
On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the small National Emblem of Ukraine against a background of a steppe landscape, combined from some species of local flora and fauna. Above the National Emblem, there is an inscription: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and 1998. Under the picture, there is the following inscription: 2 ГРИВНІ (2 /hryvnia).
On the coin reverse there is a composition, consisting of the stone steppe idol and a dynamic group of animals-inhabitants of the Reserve. Above the picture, around the circumference there is an inscription: АСКАНІЯ-НОВА. (Ascania-Nova). At the composition lower part, there is a depiction of Falz-Fain`s family emblem and a circumference inscription: 100 РОКІВ (100 Years)
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko