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About Banknotes

The central bank issues banknotes and coins that have a modern design and reliable security features. The NBU monitors its banknotes throughout their lifecycle, which includes their design, production and circulation.

The hryvnia – Ukraine’s official currency, and the kopiika, one hundredth of a hryvnia, were put into circulation during the currency reform carried out between 2 and 16 September 1996.

The currency’s letter code is UAH, with 980 being its numerical code, the short form of its name in Ukrainian is “грн” and ₴ is its graphic symbol.

The issuing body is the National Bank of Ukraine.

 

Banknotes in circulation

1000 hryvnia banknote of 2019 design

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Volodymyr Vernadskyi
Main picture of the back side — Presidium of Ukraine’s National Academy of Sciences
Size — 75 X 160
Print date — 2019
In circulation date — 25.10.2019

500 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2015

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of HRYHORYI SKOVORODA
Main picture of the back side — The building of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy
Size — 75 x 154 мм
Print date — 2018
In circulation date — 22.02.2019

200 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019

Main picture of the front side — Lesia Ukrainka`s portrait
Main picture of the back side — The Gate Tower of Lutsk Castle
Size — 75 x 148 мм
Print date — 2019
In circulation date — 25.02.2020

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2014

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Taras Shevchenko
Main picture of the back side — The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv
Size — 75 x 142 мм
Print date — 2019
In circulation date — 17.12.2019

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Mykhailo Hrusheskyi
Main picture of the back side — The building of the Ukrainian Central Rada
Size — 72 х 136 мм
Print date — 2019
In circulation date — 20.12.2019

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2018

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN FRANKO
Main picture of the back side — The LVIV OPERA THEATRE
Size — 69 x 130 мм
Print date — 2018
In circulation date — 25.09.2018

10 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN MAZEPA
Main picture of the back side — The Assuption Cathedral of the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra Monastery
Size — 66 x 124 мм
Print date — 2015
In circulation date — 11.04.2016

5 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of BOHDAN KHMELNYTSKYI
Main picture of the back side — The CHURCH in the village of SUBOTIV
Size — 63 x 118 мм
Print date — 2015
In circulation date — 01.07.2015

2 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of YAROSLAV the WISE, a GRAND DUKE of Kyiv
Main picture of the back side — The St.SOPHIA CATHEDRAL in Kyiv
Size — 63 x 118 мм
Print date — 2013
In circulation date — 01.04.2013

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of VOLODYMYR the GREAT
Main picture of the back side — The town of VOLODYMYR the GREAT in the city of Kyiv
Size — 63 x 118 мм
Print date — 2014
In circulation date — 22.12.2014