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Banknote denomination of 100 hryvnias
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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
Elements of protection

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 — 09.03.2015
Elements of protection

On the banknote front side there is a self-portrait of Taras Shevchenko, which was painted in 1840-1841.

Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) was an outstanding Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker, the founder of the new Ukrainian literature. His collection of poetry "Kobzar" has been translated into many languages.

On the banknote back side there is an image of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

On 15 July 1834, the university inauguration took place. Taras Shevchenko worked as a teacher of drawing of the University school of painters, at the same time holding a post in the Archaeographic Commission of the University (an ad hoc commission for study and publishing of historical documents). In March of 1939, on the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the birth of Taras Shevchenko, the University was named after him.

Security features

The banknote is printed on special tinted paper of light-olive color, which is the dominant color of the images on the banknote.

The paper contains a local multi-tone watermark, light watermark element, security threads and security fibers.

1. Watermarks (visible when the banknote is held up to the light): a multi-tone watermark is a repeated Taras Shevchenko’s portrait formed by the paper internal texture in different tones; light watermark element represents denomination figures (placed vertical in the lower right part of the multi-tone watermark).

2. SPARK element is the optically-variable image of a painter palette with the kinematic effect. When the banknote is tilted, some areas of the image will gradually change color from golden to green.

3. Security thread - the polymer strip fully embedded in the paper, with the images of "100 ГРН", the trident and underlined numerals "100" indicating the denomination, which are visible (normal and reverse images) through the magnifying glass.

4. Window security thread is a brown thread partially embedded in the paper with the pronounced kinematic effect. There are images of the figures indicating denomination and hryvnia currency symbol on the thread. When the banknote is tilted, the background image moves in the opposite direction.

5. Latent image (numerical indication of denomination): When the banknote is held at a sharp angle to the light at eye level, the denomination numerals become visible and are dark against light background if looked at from the long side or light against dark background if looked at from the short side.

6. Relief images are graphic images on the banknote front which as a result of raised printing feel rough to the touch: the sign for the partially sighted; fragment of the portrait, inscriptions and images.

7. See-through element - the image of the denomination numerals that supplement each other and form the full image when the banknote is held up to the light.

8. Orloff printing - special printing ensuring the abrupt transition of one color into another without ruptures and displacements of the image elements.

9. Rainbow printing - special printing ensuring the gradual transition of one color into another without ruptures and displacements of the image elements.

10. Microtext - repeated inscriptions that can be read only with magnifying glass.

11. The serial numbers are printed in letterpress printing: horizontally in the red ink and vertically (with the changing height of the figures) in the black ink.

12. Copy-evident pattern - thin lines of different geometric shapes that form a moire pattern when copied or scanned.

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2005

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Taras Shevchenko
Main picture of the back side — The Chernecha mountain landscape near Chercasy and the figures of the kobzar and guide boy
Size — 75 x 142 мм
Print date — 2014
In circulation date — 01.06.2014
Elements of protection

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2005

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of Taras Shevchenko
Main picture of the back side — The Chernecha mountain landscape near Chercasy and the figures of the kobzar and guide boy
Size — 75 x 142 мм
Print date — 2011
In circulation date — 01.03.2012
Elements of protection

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2005

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of TARAS SHEVCHENKO
Main picture of the back side — The Chernecha mountain landscape near Chercasy and the figures of the kobzar and the guide boy
Size — 75 x 142 мм
Print date — 2005
In circulation date — 20.02.2006
Elements of protection

On the face side of the note there is a portrait of Taras Shevchenko copied from his self-portrait painted in 1840-1841.

On the reverse side of the note – there is the Chernecha mountain landscape near Chercasy and the figures of a kobzar (Ukrainian bard playing the kobza) and a guide boy.

Taras Shevchenko (1814-1841) is a prominent Ukrainian poet, artist and thinker whose activities culminated the formation of the new Ukrainian literature. The corpus of his poetry Kobzar has been published in more than 100 languages.

The Chernecha mountain landscape near Chercasy and the figures of the kobzar and the guide boy. Taras Shevchenko has been buried in Kaniv on the Chernecha mountain. The figures of the kobzar and the boy are a fragment of the picture by Taras Shevchenko. In his work the painter showed a type of the folk poet singer describing the people life, their joys, sufferings, history.

Security elements

The banknote is printed on the tinted paper of olive color which is the dominating color of the design of the banknote.

Banknote size (75x142) mm.

1. Watermark

A multi-tone portrait, formed by the internal structure of paper, has a fixed position on the banknote and becomes visible when the banknote is held up to the light. Repeats the portrait printed on the face of the note.

1a. Light Watermark Element

Imprint of the numerical indication of the denomination is visible when looking at the banknote against the light.

2. Optically Variable Ink

The numerical indication of the denomination (100) printed with the ink changing its color when viewing at different angles: crimson-violet in perpendicular position and olive-green at a sharp angle.

3. Coded Security Thread

A fully embedded into the paper polymer coded thread with the following transparent direct and inversed images: “100 ГРН”, a trident and the underlined denomination “100”.

4. Latent (Hidden) Images

A numerical indication of the denomination and a word “ГРИВЕНЬ” becomes visible when the banknote is tilted at a sharp angle to the light.

5. Relief Images

Graphic elements on the face of the banknote are printed in special printing when the ink is raised above the paper surface and can be felt by touch: a) the sign for the blind; b) the portrait; d) inscriptions; e) IZARD.

6. See -Through Element

Printed elements on the face and on the back of the banknote which complement each other and form the letter “Y” when the note is held up to the light.

7. "Orloff" Printing

A special type of printing which forms a pattern with the ink of different colors ensuring an abrupt change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern (lines, planes).

8. Microtext

Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

9. Rainbow Printing

Special type of printing ensuring a smooth change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern.

10. Serial Number

The serial number is printed in high printing with black inks having magnetic properties.

11. Serial Number

The serial number printed with red inks glowing under the UV light in yellow-red color.

12. Antiscanning Grid

Thin lines placed at different angles which form a moire pattern when copied or scanned.

13. Security Fibers

Chaotically embedded into the paper invisible security fibers glowing in red and green colors under the UV light.

14. Security thread

The 15 mm parts of the thread glow in green-yellow and blue colors (except the edges of the note).

100 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1992

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of TARAS SHEVCHENKO
Main picture of the back side — The St.SOPHIA CATHEDRAL in Kyiv
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 1992
In circulation date — 02.09.1996
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