New Ukrainian coin Dolphin

New Ukrainian coin Dolphin

On February 27th, 2018, the National Bank of Ukraine put the commemorative coin "Dolphin" of 5 hryvnia face value under  coin series into circulation.

This coin is dedicated to dolphin, the image of which is embodied in monuments of culture of different eras that existed on the territory of Ukraine. These cultures have made a significant contribution to the world art treasury. In the territory of modern Ukraine for thousands of years lived tribes and peoples who created a distinctive culture, passing it on inheritance to the next generations. Beliefs and religions have shown a respectful attitude of people towards nature, in particular to animals.

On the obverse of the coin there is the upper coat of the Small State Emblem of Ukraine, the inscription UKRAINE, under which the coin issue year 2018 and the face value 5 / ГРИВЕНЬ; in the center there is a gilded image (the element of decoration: local gilding, the content of gold in purity is not less than 0.0004 g); dolphin - a dolphin-like fibula from the Nogaychinsky burial mound (Sarmatian era); under it - the Olbia coin (IV cent. is.).
On the reverse of the coin on the left, on the mirror background depicted a dolphin, stylized waves (beneath), to the right of which there is a vertical inscription Dolphin, on the right of the matte surface there is an Olbia coin depicted.

The coin is made from silver, quality− “special uncirculated”, weight – 15.55 g, diameter – 33.0 mm, mintage – 4.000 pieces. The coin edge is lettered.

Source of information: National Bank of Ukraine