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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 uncirculated corrugated 10000 10000

Series: Flora and Fauna
The coin of 2 Hryvnia denomination is dedicated to the centenary of foundation of Askania-Nova, the first in Ukraine steppe reserve founded by Friedrich Falz-Fain.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 41

On the coin obverse there is a depiction of the Small State Emblem of Ukraine against a background of a steppe landscape, combined from some species of local flora and fauna. Above the State Emblem, there is an inscription: УКРАЇНА and 1998. Under the picture,on the silver coin there are the following designations: 10 ГРИВЕНЬ - coin face value (in two lines); 31,1- coin weight (at the left); Ag 925 (at the right). On the coin made of German silver, there is a two line inscription: 2 ГРИВНІ beneath the picture
On the coin reverse there is a composition, made of a depiction of a 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. At the composition lower part, there is a depiction of Falz-Fain`s family emblem and an circumference inscription: 100 РОКІВ. (100 Years)
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko