Volodymyr Taran, Oleksandr Kharuk, Serhii Kharuk
Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: above, there is an image of the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the following circumferential legend: «НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ» (National Bank of Ukraine); to the right there is the coin’s year of issue – 2012; to the left there is the logo of the Mint of the National Bank of Ukraine; in the center, against a relief background, there is a smooth image of the bat; below there is the coin’s face value – «5/ГРИВЕНЬ» (5/hryvnias).
Reverse: there is a symbolic composition consisting of a bat against the background of a stylized image of the terrestrial sphere, and, on the right, the circumferential legend «ВСЕСВІТНІЙ РІК КАЖАНА» (the year of the bat).
A brief annotation
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the year of the bat. All 26 bat species registered in Ukraine are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine and protected by the Ukrainian law. Chiroptera or bats are the only true flying mammals.