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The Sterlet

Putting into circulation : 27 November 2012
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 35000

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: 41

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/ 2/ ГРИВНІ/ 2012 (National / Bank / of Ukraine / 2 / hryvnias / 2012, 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