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Theriologia Ukrainica
(former Proceedings of the Theriological School)

ISSN 2616-7379 (print) • ISSN 2617-1120 (online)

2019 • Vol. 17 • Contents of volume >>>

download pdfZagorodniuk, I. Coins of Ukraine with mammalian images. Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 17: 141-150.



Coins of Ukraine with mammalian images


Igor Zagorodniuk


National Museum of Natural History, NAS of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)


Theriologia Ukrainica. 2019. Vol. 17: 141-150.





Ukrainian, with English summary, titles of tables, captures to figs, and references


The history of coins with images of mammals in Ukraine is reviewed. Since 1998, 22 coins have been issued (excluding the silver and nickel silver), which form 5 series. The principal ones are the "Flora and Fauna series" (including Nature Reserve Fund objects) and "Fauna in Cultural Monuments of Ukraine", nevertheless fauna objects are presented in several other series. In particular, mammals are featured in the series "Various" (e.g., "Year of Bat"), "The Smallest Gold Coin" (e.g., "Marmot", "Hedgehog", and "Boar" and "Deer" in sub-series "Scythian Gold") and "Monuments of Ancient Cultures of Ukraine" (picture Scythian deer in sub-series "Scythia"). The zoological accuracy of the images, the series' similarity with series from other countries (e.g., Belarusian coins depicting bison, Russian coins with images of sand mole-rat and other rare species) and the issue dynamics, which has a slight tendency to increase in number of coin types, are analysed.


mammals, fauna, images, coins, numismatics, Ukraine.



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