National Bank of Ukraine
Banknote Printing and Minting Works of the National Bank of Ukraine
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: within the wreath formed from the images of different species of the flora and fauna there are the Small Coat of Arms of Ukraine and the legend: «НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ/ БАНК /УКРАЇНИ/ 10/ ГРИВЕНЬ/ 2012» (National/ Bank/ of Ukraine / 10 / hryvnias / 2012) together with the indications of the metal and its fineness Ag 925 and the coin weight in fineness 31.1 g; below there is the logo of the National Bank of Ukraine Mint.
Reverse: there is the image of sterlet together with the inscriptions: below, against the light background imitating the sandy bottom, «СТЕРЛЯДЬ ПРІСНОВОДНА» (Sterlet of fresh-waters) and above «ACIPENSER RUTHENUS».
A brief annotation
The commemorative coin is dedicated to the sterlet, an endangered species of sturgeon. This bottom-dwelling fish is usually found in deep river basins with clean flowing water, and tends to live alone or in small groups. The sterlet is in Ukraine’s Red List of Threatened Species.