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Lady`s Slipper Orchid

Putting into circulation : 20 July 2016
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 smooth with in-depth legends 3000 3000

Series: Flora and Fauna
On 20 July 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine began circulating 10 and 2 hryvnia commemorative `Lady`s Slipper Orchid` coins dedicated to the endangered perennial plant of the Orchid family Orchidaceae. The plant is on Ukraine`s list of endangered species. This pretty flower, whose distinctive shape resembles that of Oriental shoes, is one of the most famous orchids in the Northern Hemisphere.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1672

On the obverse of the coin, within a wreath formed by images of some flora and fauna species, there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the inscriptions: on the silver coin - УКРАЇНА/10/ГРИВЕНЬ/2016.
On the reverse, there is the image of the Lady`s Slipper Orchid (on the German (Ag) silver coin - color images, using pad printing) and semicircle legends: ЗОЗУЛИНІ ЧЕРЕВИЧКИ СПРАВЖНІ (Lady`s Slipper Orchid) (above) and CYPRIPEDIUM CALCEOLUS L. (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko