2 Hryvni European Bison

2 Hryvni (European Bison) -  obverse2 Hryvni (European Bison) -  reverse

© Emiliano Micalizzi

Features

Country Ukraine
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
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# 167
  • 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 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

Lettering:
УКРАЇНА
2
ГРИВНІ
2003

Translation:
Ukraine
2
Hryvni
2003

Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko

Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko

Reverse

There is a bison depiction circumscribed by: ЗУБР(bison) - above and BISON BONASUS - beneath.

Lettering:
ЗУБР
BISON BONASUS

Translation:
Bison
BISON BONASUS

Engraver: Volodymyr Demianenko

Designer: Volodymyr Demianenko

Edge

Corrugated

Comments

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.

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2003  50,000 4.90

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