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Lady`s Slipper Orchid

Putting into circulation : 20 July 2016
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 30000

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: 41

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: УКРАЇНА/2/ГРИВНІ/2016; and the mark of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.
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