2 Hryvni Steppe Eagle - Aquila Rapax

2 Hryvni (Steppe Eagle - Aquila Rapax) -  obverse2 Hryvni (Steppe Eagle - Aquila Rapax) -  reverse

© Emiliano Micalizzi

Features

Country Ukraine
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1999
Value 2 Hryvni
2 UAH = 0.07 USD
Currency Hryvnia (1996-date)
Composition Nickel silver
Weight 12.8 g
Diameter 31 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 73
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Series: Flora and Fauna

Obverse

On the coin obverse set in the wreath made of the images of selected species of Flora and Fauna there is engraved the small National Emblem of Ukraine and the four line inscriptions: on the German silver coin - УКРАЇНА, 2 ГРИВНІ, 1999 (Ukraine/ 2 /hryvnia/1999)

Lettering:
УКРАЇНА
2
ГРИВНІ
1999

Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko

Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko

Reverse

On the coin reverse there is the image of Aquila Rapax in Askania steppe. Around the circumference, there are inscriptions: ОРЕЛ СТЕПОВИЙ and AQUILA RAPAX.

Lettering:
ОРЕЛ СТЕПОВИЙ
AQUILA RAPAX

Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko

Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko

Edge

Corrugated

Comments

The commemorative coin is dedicated to Aquila Rapax, the rare species of falcons which inhabits virgin Ukrainian steppe. The largest number of the birds are kept and bred in Askania Nova Zoo. Since 1980 Aquila Rapax is on the endangered-species list of Ukraine.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1999  50,000 19.72

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