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The Marbled Polecat

Putting into circulation : 1 June 2017
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
This coin celebrates the marbled polecat, an endangered species of carnivorous mammals from the Mastelidae family. This rare species is on the Ukrainian List of Endangered Species. The marble polecat has a multicolored fur. The animal`s favorite habitat is grasslands. In Ukraine, it is mainly found in Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Marbled polecats are usually active during the night or at dusk, spending most of their days in burrows.
Retail price, Hryvnas: 1622

Obverse: inside a wreath made from images of some flora and fauna species are Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the following legends: УКРАЇНА/10/ГРИВЕНЬ/2017 (Ukraine/10/hryvnias/2017.
Reverse: there are a color image of a marbled polecat (pad printed) and the semicircular legends VORMELA PEREGUSNA (above), ПЕРЕГУЗНЯ (marbled polecat) (below).
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko , Nataliia Fandikova
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko , Sviatoslav Ivanenko