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Exhaustive list of Hryvnia Banknotes         

 

Banknotes issued into circulation prior to 2003

On 2 September 1996, the banknotes of the following denominations were issued into circulation:

1 hryvnia (two designs of 1992 and 1994)

2 hryvnias of 1992

5 hryvnias of 1992

10 hryvnias of 1992

20 hryvnias of 1992

50 hryvnias

100 hryvnias

 

On 1 September 1997, the banknotes of the following denominations were issued into circulation:

1 hryvnia of 1995

2 hryvnias of 1995

5 hryvnias of 1994

10 hryvnias of 1994

20 hryvnias of 1995

 

On 1 September 1998, the banknote of 5 hryvnias (1997) was issued into circulation

 

General description

The banknotes of all denominations were printed on a special white paper, not fluorescent in the ultraviolet rays. The watermark on the banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 hryvnia face values of 1992 is a depiction of the trident by light lines, formed by internal paper structure, which is freely disposed all over banknote area. The watermark on the banknotes of 1 (1994, 1995), 2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20 (1995), 50 і 100 hryvnia face values is a multi-tone depiction of the portrait on the banknote surface free of printing, which replicates the portrait printed on the front side of the banknote.

 

On the front side of the banknote there are portraits of outstanding public figures in the sphere of history and literature of Ukraine, the inscription УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) or "УКРАЇНА" УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) and НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine), and the banknote face value in words and numerals. Ornaments and rosettes printed in multicoloured printing complete the design. Portraits, inscriptions and individual decorative elements are printed in relief printing.

 

On the back side of banknotes there is a depiction of historical and architectural monuments of Ukraine. Above there is the inscription НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ (National Bank of Ukraine). The banknote face value is printed in words and there is the numerical indication of the denomination in the four corners of the banknote. Below there is the banknote issue year. Rosettes, threads and ornaments, which are printed in multicoloured printing, complete the design.

 

 

Main Security Features of Banknotes

 

1. Watermark

- on the banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 hryvnia denominations of 1992 there is a depiction of the trident by light lines, formed by internal paper structure, which is freely recurrent all over banknote area and is visible when the banknote is held against the light;

- on the banknotes, which were issued later, there is a depiction of the portrait printed in different tints (being lighter or darker than the paper) on the white area of the banknote, visible when viewing against the light. It is created by the internal paper structure, which replicates the portrait printed on the front side of the banknote. 

 

2. Security Tread

- a polymeric metalized thread 1.3 mm in width, which is visible when the banknote is viewed against the light as a dark strip with reiterating transparent inscriptions “"1 ГРИВНЯ" (1 HRYVNIA), "2 ГРИВНІ"(1 HRYVNIAS) and "5 ГРИВЕНЬ"(HRYVNIAS), is placed in the thickness of the paper between the watermark and the portrait on the banknotes of 1 (1995), 2 (1995) and 5 (1997) hryvnia face values;

 - a vertical polymeric thread 1 mm in width, which is visible when the banknote is viewed against the light, is placed in the thickness of the paper on the banknotes of 1 (1994), 5 (1994), 10 (1994), 50 and 100 hryvnia face values. There is a reiterating dark coloured inscription "УКРАЇНА" (UKRAINE) thereon, which can be seen with the help of a magnifying glass;

-  on the banknotes of 20 hryvnia face value (1995) the vertical metalized “window” thread is placed between the watermark and the portrait, which periodically (6 times) juts out of the thickness of the paper to the paper surface. This part of the thread is visible and looks like a shining dotted line. This thread looks like a continuous dark line across the banknote, when the banknote is viewed against the light.

 

- 3. Relief elements

- elements of printing the front side of the banknotes of  2 (1995), 5 (1994, 1997), 10 (1994), 20  (1995), 50 and 100 hryvnia face value, which jut out of the paper surface. The roughness is felt by touch of fingertips.

 

4.  See-through element (corresponding pattern)

- the pattern is printed on both sides (front and back) of the same space of a banknote. When the banknote is viewed against the light, all the pattern elements coincide and supplement each other (there is an ornament on the left side of the banknote).

 

5. Rainbow printing

- represent a gradual transition of one color of the security grid, formed by continuous lines having no intermittence into another (security grids and ornaments on both sides of the banknote).

 

6. Antiscanner grid

- thin lines drawn at different angles which can form when copying or scanning the banknote, the moiré on the copy (security grids).

 

7. Latent image

- hidden digits of the face value on the banknotes of 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994 р.), 20 hryvnias  (1995), 50 hryvnias  and  100 hryvnias, which can be seen when the banknote is viewed at the acute angle against the light on the eye level and when the banknote is turned to this or other side (there is a rectangular ornament to the right of the portrait) and a latent image of the TRIDENT (there is a digital image of the face value in the top corners of the front side of banknotes of 2-20 hryvnia face values (1992).

 

8. Microtext

- the inscription of a continuously repeated word "УКРАЇНА" (UKRAINE) and "НБУ"(NBU) abbreviation, which can be read with the help of a magnifying glass.

 

 

9. Sign for the blind

- A relief element placed in the left bottom corner of the front side of the banknotes of 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias (1995 р.), 50 hryvnias and 100 hryvnias, which is felt by finger tips and determines the banknote face value.

 

 

10. Visible security fibers

- blue colored fibers of 6 mm in length (banknotes of 1-20 hryvnia face values of 1992), blue and red coloured fibers  (banknotes of 1, 2, 5 hryvnia face values 1994-1997), which are randomly placed in the thickness of the paper and on the paper surface on both sides.

 

 

11. Invisible security fibers

- are randomly incorporated in the thickness of the paper and on the paper surface on both sides:

- are 6 mm in length (on the banknotes of 1-20 hryvnia face values 1992), which fluoresce green in ultraviolet rays;

- are 4 мм in length (on the banknotes of 1 hryvnia (1994, 1995), 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias  (1995), 50 hryvnias and 100 hryvnias), which fluoresce yellow and light blue, dark blue and green (on the banknotes of 1 hryvnia (1995), 2 hryvnias  (1995), 5 hryvnias (1997)).

 

 

12. Fluorescent number

- numbers of banknotes printed in high printing with the black inks horizontally (on the banknotes of 1 - 20 hryvnia face values 1992) and red inks horizontally ((on the banknotes of 1 hryvnia (1994, 1995), 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias (1995) and in red inks vertically (on the banknotes of  50 and 100 hryvnia face values)); printed smoothly and with the same interval between figures, which fluoresce green (on the banknotes of  1-20 hryvnia face values 1992) and  light-red (on the banknotes of 1 hryvnia (1994, 1995), 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias  (1995), 50 hryvnias and 100 hryvnias) in ultraviolet rays.

 

 

13. Magnetic number

- the series number and numbers of banknotes, which possess magnetic properties, are printed in high printing with the black inks horizontally in one line, smoothly and with the same interval between figures (on the banknote of 1 hryvnia (1994, 1995), 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias (1995), 50 hryvnias та 100 hryvnias).

 

14. Latent face value

- the face value printed in the centre of the front side of the banknote using invisible inks, which fluoresces a green light in ultraviolet rays on the banknotes of 1 hryvnia (1994, 1995), 2 hryvnias (1995), 5 hryvnias (1994, 1997), 10 hryvnias (1994), 20 hryvnias (1995).

 

15. Fluorescent printing

- elements of design of the front or the back sides of the banknote (on the banknotes of 50 and 100 hryvnia face values), which fluoresce a yellow, green or yellow-green light in ultraviolet rays (depending on the denomination).

 

16. High printing

- a type of 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

- a sharp transition of the ink of one colour into another without intermittence and line displacements in the image.

 (a portrait, inscriptions, threads, ornaments).

 

 

On 8 November 2000, the 10 hryvnia banknote of 2000 design was issued into circulation

 

On 20 November 2000, the 20 hryvnia banknote of 2000 design was issued into circulation

 

On 5 March 2001, the 5 hryvnia banknote of 2001 design was issued into circulation

 

On 6 July 2001, the 2 hryvnia hryvnia of 2001 design was issued into circulation

 

On 22 August 2001, the 200 hryvnia banknote was issued into circulation

 

 

Banknotes issued into circulation since 2003

 

On 1 December 2003, the 20 hryvnia banknote of 2003 design was issued into circulation

 

On 29 March 2004, the 50 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 14 June 2004, the 5 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 28 September 2004, the 2 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 1 November 2004, the 10 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 1 December 2004, the 1 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 20 February 2006, the 100 hryvnia banknote of 2005 design was issued into circulation

 

On 22 May 2006, the 1 hryvnia banknote of 2006 design was issued into circulation

 

In August 2006, the 10 hryvnia banknote of 2004 design was issued into circulation

 

On 15 September 2006, the 500 hryvnia banknote of 2006 design was issued into circulation

 

On 28 May 2007, the 200 hryvnia banknote of 2007 design was issued into circulation

 

On 9 March 2015, the 100 hryvnia banknote of 2014 design was issued into circulation

 

On 11 April 2016, the 500 hryvnia banknote of 2015 design was put into circulation

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