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The Sterlet

Putting into circulation : 27 November 2012
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 corrugated 7000 7000

Series: Flora and Fauna
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the sterlet, an endangered species of sturgeon. This bottom-dwelling fish is usually found in deep river basins with clean flowing water, and tends to live alone or in small groups. The sterlet is in Ukraine`s Red List of Threatened Species.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1622

Obverse: within the wreath formed from the images of different species of the flora and fauna there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the legends: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ БАНК /УКРАЇНИ/ 10/ ГРИВЕНЬ/ 2012 (National / Bank / of Ukraine / 10 / hryvnias / 2012) together with the indications of the metal and its fineness Ag 925 and the coin weight in fineness 31,1); below there is the logo of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.
Reverse: there is the image of sterlet together with the inscriptions: below, against the light background imitating the sandy bottom, СТЕРЛЯДЬ ПРІСНОВОДНА (Sterlet of fresh-waters) and above ACIPENSER RUTHENUS.
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko