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The Marbled Polecat

Putting into circulation : 1 June 2017
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 40000

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: 41

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/2/ГРИВНІ/2017 (Ukraine/2/hryvnias/2017), and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
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