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Banknote denomination of 1 hryvnia
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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
Elements of protection

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 — 2011
In circulation date — 01.09.2011
Elements of protection

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
Size — 63 х 118 мм
Print date — 2006
In circulation date — 22.05.2006
Elements of protection

On May 22, 2006 the National Bank of Ukraine puts into circulation 1 hryvnia banknote designed in 2006.

On the face side of the new banknote, as well as on the previous banknotes of this denomination, there is a portrait of Volodymyr the Great, whereas on the reverse side instead of the remains of Chersonesus Tauricus there is a diorama of Volodymyr’s Burg in Kyiv.

Volodymyr the Great was a Grand Duke of Kyiv (980-1015). During his rule a rise of the Kyivan Rus as a solid community and a great power started off and all the Eastern Slavic lands were united under the dominion of Kyiv. In 988-989 Rus was Christianized on his initiative.

Volodymyr’s Burg in Kyiv (Detynets) – under such a denomination known is the citadel whose construction Volodymyr started as soon as he had taken possession of Kyiv.

In the end of the 10th century the wall system of Kyiv Detynets (citadel) contained several gates. One gate was for passage to Podil, another – in the direction of Pechersk, one more was for passage in the direction of St. Sophia Cathedral.

The main edifice of the 10th century Kyiv was the famous Tithe Church whose foundation was laid, according to the Tale of Bygone Years, in 989. In 996 the construction was completed and the church was consecrated.

Security elements

The banknote is printed on the untinted paper.

Banknote size (63x118) mm.

The dominating color of the design of the banknote – yellow-blue.

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 hryvnia logo is visible when looking at the banknote against the light.

2. Security Thread

A fully embedded into the paper polymer thread with the following transparent direct and inversed images: “1 ГРН”, a trident and the underlined denomination “1”.

3. Letterpress Printing

A printing method thanks to which on the paper formed is an ink overprint thickened at the stroke edge together with a printout embossed in deep relief (serial numbers on the banknote back side).

The serial numbers printed:

1) with black inks having magnetic properties;

2) with red inks glowing under the UV light in yellow-red color.

4. See -Through Element

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

5. “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).

6. Microtext

Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

7. Antiscanning Grid

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

8. 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.

9. Security Fibers

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

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

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 Kiev
Size — 63 x 118 мм
Print date — 2005
In circulation date — 01.03.2005

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2004

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 Kiev
Size — 63 x 118 мм
Print date — 2004
In circulation date — 01.12.2004

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1994

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of VOLODYMYR the GREAT
Main picture of the back side — The remains of CHERSONESUS TAURICUS
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 1995
In circulation date — 01.09.1997

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1994

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of VOLODYMYR the GREAT
Main picture of the back side — The remains of CHERSONESUS TAURICUS
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 1994
In circulation date — 02.09.1996
Security Features

1 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1992

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of VOLODYMYR the GREAT
Main picture of the back side — The remains of CHERSONESUS TAURICUS
Size — 70 x 135 мм
Print date — 1992
In circulation date — 02.09.1996
Security Features