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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

1000 hryvnia banknote of 2019 design (front side)
1000 hryvnia banknote of 2019 design (back side)

500 Hryvnia Commemorative 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
Print date — 2021
In circulation date — 20.08.2021

500 Hryvnia Commemorative Banknote Designed in 2015 (front side)
500 Hryvnia Commemorative Banknote Designed in 2015 (back side)

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

200 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019 (front side)
200 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019 (back side)

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 — 2014
In circulation date — 07.09.2021

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2014 (front side)
100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2014 (back side)

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

50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019 (front side)
50 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2019 (back side)

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

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2018 (front side)
20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2018 (back side)

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

10 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006 (front side)
10 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006 (back side)

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

5 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004 (front side)
5 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004 (back side)

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

2 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004 (front side)
2 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004 (back side)

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

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006 (front side)
1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2006 (back side)