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BISON BONASUS


Putting into circulation : 31 March 2003
Technical Specifications
Denomination Metal Weight, g Diameter, mm Quality class of coinage Edge Mintage, pcs Actual, pcs
2 nickel silver 12.8 31,0 ordinary corrugated 50000 50000

Series: Flora and Fauna
The coin of is dedicated to BISON BONASUS, an almost completely annihilated representative of the artiodactila species in the fauna of Ukraine who has been successfully bred and settled in Ukraine since 1965. The bison is on the endangered-species list of Ukraine, the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources and Europe.
On the coin obverse set in the wreath made of images of plants and animals there is engraved the small National Emblem of Ukraine and a legend: on the coin made of German silver there is an inscription: УКРАЇНА, 2, ГРИВНІ, 2003 (Ukraine/ 2/ hryvnia/ 2003). On the coins of both types the logotype of the NBU Mint is placed
On the coin reverse there is a bison depiction circumscribed by: ЗУБР(bison) -above and BISON BONASUS -beneath
Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko
Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko
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