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Eurasian Black Vulture

Putting into circulation : 26 May 2008
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 special uncirculated corrugated 45000

Series: Flora and Fauna
The coins are dedicated to the Eurasian black vulture (Falconiformes order, Accipitridae family), the sole species which in Ukraine nests only in the Southern Crimea. The natural habitat of this species covers Southern Europe and Asia (mountain regions). Black vulture is included to the Red Book of Ukraine and the European Red List of animals and plants under the danger of extermination.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coins obverse within framing of images made of some species of flora and fauna there is the small National Emblem of Ukraine and the inscriptions: on the silver coin: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ/ 10/ ГРИВЕНЬ/ 2008 (National bank of Ukraine/ 10/ Hryvnias/ 2008), as well as Ag 925, the designation of metal and 31,1g, its weight in fineness; on the German silver coin: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ БАНК/ УКРАЇНИ/ 2/ ГРИВНІ/ 2008 (National bank of Ukraine/ 2/ Hryvnias/ 2008). Furthermore, there is the National Bank of Ukraine Mint logotype on both coins.
On the coins reverse there is a depiction of a black vulture with its baby bird in the nest and there are semicircular inscriptions: AEGYPIUS MONACHUS (above) and ГРИФ ЧОРНИЙ (Black vulture) (beneath).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko