Marbled polecat

This coin celebrates the marbled polecat, an endangered species of carnivorous mammals from the Mastelidae family. This rare species is on the Ukrainian List of Endangered Species. The marble polecat has a multicolored fur. The animal`s favorite habitat is grasslands. In Ukraine, it is mainly found in Zaporizhzhia, Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts. Marbled polecats are usually active during the night or at dusk, spending most of their days in burrows.

Ukraine 2017 Marbled polecat Nickel silver
Obverse: 
Inside a wreath made from images of some flora and fauna species are Ukraine`s small coat of arms and the following legends: УКРАЇНА/2/ГРИВНІ/2017 (Ukraine/2/hryvnias/2017), and the mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.
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There are a color image of a marbled polecat (pad printed) and the semicircular legends VORMELA PEREGUSNA (above), ПЕРЕГУЗНЯ (marbled polecat) (below).
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UA732CM1
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€4.5
Mintage: 
40000
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12.8g
Diameter: 
31mm
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