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Banknotes

Chronology of Issue of Hryvnia Banknotes

On September 2, 1996, the National Bank of Ukraine issued the banknotes of the following denominations:

  •  1 Hryvnia (1992 and 1994)
  •  2 Hryvnias (1992)
  •  5 Hryvnias (1992)
  • 10 Hryvnias (1992)
  • 20 Hryvnias (1992)
  • 50 Hryvnias
  • 100 Hryvnias
  • On September 1, 1997 issued the banknotes of the following denominations:

  •  1 Hryvnia (1995)
  •  2 Hryvnias (1995)
  •  5 Hryvnias (1994)
  • 10 Hryvnias (1994)
  • 20 Hryvnias (1995)
  • On September 1, 1998 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  •  5 Hryvnias   (1997)
  • On November 8, 2000 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 10 Hryvnias  (2000)
  • On November 20, 2000 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 20 Hryvnias  (2000)
  • On March 5, 2001 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  •  5 Hryvnias   (2001)
  • On July, 6, 2001 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  •   2 Hryvnias  (2001)
  • On August 22, 2001 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 200 Hryvnias
  • On December 1, 2003 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 20 Hryvnias (2003)
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  • On March 29, 2004 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 50 Hryvnias (2004)
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  • On June 14, 2004 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 5 Hryvnias (2004)
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  • On September 28, 2004 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 2 Hryvnias (2004)
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  • On November 1, 2004 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 10 Hryvnias (2004)
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  • On December 1, 2004 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 1 Hryvnia (2004)
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  • On February 20, 2006 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 100 Hryvnias (2005)
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  • On May 22, 2006 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 1 Hryvnia (2006)
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  • In August 2006 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 10 Hryvnias of 2004 issue (2006)
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  • On September 15, 2006 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 500 Hryvnias (2006)
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  • On May 28, 2007 issued the banknote of the following denomination:

  • 200 Hryvnias (2007)
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  • Top  General description

    Banknotes of all denominations are printed on special white, non-fluorescent paper. The Trident depiction is a watermark on the banknotes with face-value 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 Hryvnias, issued in 1992.
    The watermark on the banknotes with face-value 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100-Hryvnias is a PORTRAIT depiction, copying that on the banknote obverse.

    Obverse

    On the banknote obverse there are depicted: portraits of some outstanding persons in the history and literature of Ukraine, inscriptions "UKRAINE" or "UKRAINE" and "NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE", face value of banknotes in letters and figures and the year of issue. Ornaments and rosettes in colour printing are a complement of the design. The portraits, inscriptions and certain decorative elements are made with relief printing.

    Reverse

    On the banknote reverse there are depicted historical and architectural monuments of Ukraine, with the inscription "NATIONAL BANK OF UKRAINE" above them. The banknote face value is printed in letters and figures. Rosettes, ornaments and ribbons in colour printing are a complement of the design.


    Top  Description of protective elements

    1. Watermark
    2. Security  thread
    3. Relief elements
    4. Corresponding pattern
    5. Printing with iris effects
    6. Antiscanner grid
    7. Latent image
    8. Microtext
    9. Sign for the blind
    10. Visible security fibers
    11. Unvisible security fibers
    12. Fluorescent number
    13. Magnetic number
    14. Latent denomination
    15. Fluorescent elements
    16. High printing
    17. Orloff printing

    1. Watermark on the banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10 and 20 Hryvnias denomination (1992) is a light TRIDENT depiction, made within the internal paper structure. It is replicated throughout  the banknote's plane and is visible against the light; on the banknotes, issued later there is a depiction of a portrait, made within the internal paper structure, copying the one on the banknote obverse.


    2. Security thread on the banknotes of 1(1995), 2 (1995) and 5 (1997) Hryvnias denominations is vertically placed (between the watermark and the portrait) 1,3 mm-wide polymeric metal thread with a coded denomination, which is seen against the light as a dark line with transparent inscription "1 HRYVNIA", "2 HRYVNIAS", "5 HRYVNIAS" which is replicated;
    - on the banknotes of 1 (1994), 5 (1994), 10 (1994), 50 and 100 HRYVNIAS denominations is vertical 1 mm-wide polymeric  thread seen against the light. There is a dark-coloured "UKRAINE" inscription, which is replicated. It can be read with magnifying glass.
    -on the banknotes of 20 Hryvnias denomination (1995) is vertical  metal "window" thread, placed between the watermark and the portrait. On the banknote obverse it is periodically (6 time) repeated on the banknote surface. This thread fragment is visible, it looks like a shining dotted line. Against the light  the whole thread looks like an unbroken dark line crossing the banknote.


    3. Relief elements - print elements on banknotes of 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100 Hryvnias denominations, projecting over the paper surface, which can be felt by touch.


    4. Corresponding pattern is a pattern, located at one side of the banknote obverse and reverse, all elements of which concur with one another by looking at a banknote against the light (ornament on the left side).


    5. Printing with iris effects is gradual conversion of one colour of the protective grid, made with unbroken lines into another (protective grids and ornaments on the banknote sides).


    6. Antiscanner grid is the combination of thin lines positioned at various angles, which form protective grids on a copy in case of scanning or copying.


    7. Latent image is a latent digital denomination depiction on the banknote of 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995 ), 50 and 100 Hryvnias denominations, visible against the light at the angle of 45 degrees  (rectangular ornament on the right from the portrait) and a latent TRIDENT depiction (digital denomination depiction at the top corners of obverse of the banknotes of 2-20 Hryvnias denominations 1992).


    8. Microtext is an inscription of continuously replicated word UKRAINE and NBU's abreviation, which can be read with a magnifying glass.


    9. Sign for the blind is a relief element, located at the lower obverse corner of the banknote with the face value of 2 (1995),  5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100 Hryvnias,  which shows the banknote face value and can be felt by touch.


    10. Visible security fibers are blue 6 mm- long fibres, chaotically placed within the paper fabric and upon the banknote obverse and reverse (face value of 1-20 Hryvnias of 1992), blue and red fibres - for  1, 2, 5 Hryvnias denomination (1994-1997).


    11. Unvisible security fibers   are fibres, chaotically placed within the paper fabric and upon the banknote obverse and reverse:
    - 6 mm-long  (with face value of 1-20 Hryvnias, 1992), fluorescent with green light;
    - 4 mm-long  (with face value of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100 Hryvnias  fluorescent in UV-rays with yellow and light blue light and-with face value of 1 (1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1997) Hryvnias, fluorescent in UV-rays with blue and green light.


    12. Fluorescent number is the banknote number, printed in relief horizontally with black ink (face value of 1 - 20 Hryvnias,1992) and with red ink (face value of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995) Hryvnias) and printed vertically (face value of 50 and 100 Hryvnias). This number is fluorescent in UV-rays with green light  (face value of 1-20 Hryvnias,1992) and light-red light (face value of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100 Hryvnias).


    13. Magnetic number  is the banknote magnetic number and series printed in relief horizontally in one row with black ink  (face value of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 and 100 Hryvnias).


    14. Latent denomination is the face value printed with invisible ink in the middle of banknote obverse, excluding banknote with face value of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995) Hryvnias, which is fluorescent in UV-rays with green light.


    15. Fluorescent elements is design elements of the banknote obverse and reverse and a coded picture (50 and 100 Hryvnias), fluorescing in UV-rays with yellow, green or yellow and green light (depending on the face value).


    16. High printing used for printing numbers of banknotes.It leaves the ink imprint on the paper; which is reinforced from the edges and makes a deep trace in relief. As a rule,the paper has a prominent imprint in relief on the back side.


    17.Orloff printing (off-set and intaglio) is clean-cut conversion of one colour into another without breaking or mixing of picture lines (portrait, inscriptions, ribbons, ornaments).


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