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Banknote denomination of 20 hryvnias
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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
Leaflet for experts "20 Hryvnia Banknot of 2018 Design"

On the front of the banknote there is a portrait of Ivan Franko.

Ivan Franko (1856 – 1916) was a prominent Ukrainian writer, critic, translator, opinion journalist, sociologist, ethnographer, historian and philosopher whose activities were guided by the idea of promoting the interests of Ukrainians and universal human values. A unique phenomenon, his works represent an entire spiritual epoch in Ukrainian history and a significant contribution to world literature.

On the back of the banknote there is an image of Lviv Opera House.

Lviv Opera House was built in 1900 to a design by the architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski.

Security features

The banknote is printed on tinted paper of greenish color, which is the dominant color of the images on the banknote. The size of the banknote is 69x130 mm.

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

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

2.    The optically variable element is a stylized image of a flower to the right of the portrait of Ivan Franko. When the banknote is tilted, the color of the flower changes from purple to olive green.

3.    The security thread is an embedded polymer strip with the images of "20 ГРН", the trident and the denomination figures "20" in two lines, which are visible (normal and reverse images) through a magnifying glass.

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

5.    The latent image (numerical indication of the 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 a light background if looked at from the long side, or light against a dark background if looked at from the short side.

6.    The see-through element is a composite image of the denomination numerals that forms the full image when the banknote is held up to the light.

7.    Orloff printing is a special printing technique that provides for an abrupt transition of one color into another without breaks in, and displacements of, the image elements.

8.    Rainbow printing is a special printing technique that allows there to be a gradual transition from one color to another without breaks in, and displacements of, the image elements.

9.    The microtext consists of repeated inscriptions that can only be read with a magnifying glass.

10.  The serial numbers are printed in letterpress printing: horizontally in red ink, and vertically (with a change in the height of the figures) in black ink.

11.  The copy-evident pattern consists of thin lines of different geometric shapes that form a moiré pattern when copied or scanned.

 

20 Hryvnia Commemorative Banknote Designed in 2016

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 — 2016
In circulation date — 01.09.2016
Elements of protection

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2003

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 — 2016
In circulation date — 26.08.2016
Elements of protection

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2003

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 — 2013
In circulation date — 01.04.2013
Elements of protection

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2003

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 — 2011
In circulation date — 01.03.2012
Elements of protection

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2003

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 — 2005
In circulation date — 01.08.2005
Elements of protection

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2003

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN FRANKO
Main picture of the back side — The LVIV OPERA THEATRE
Size — 69 х 130 мм
Print date — 2003
In circulation date — 01.12.2003
Elements of protection

The new banknote like all previous banknotes of this denomination bears a portrait of I. Franko on its face and the building of the Lvyv Opera House on its back.

Ivan Franko (1856-1916) is an eminent Ukrainian writer, scientist, translator and public figure.

Lvyv Opera House was built in 1900 by the design of architect Z. Gorgolevsky.

Security elements

The banknote is printed on the tinted paper of greenish color matching the prevailing color of the images on the banknote.

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.

2. Optically Variable Ink

The rosette with numerical indication of the denomination 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: “20 ГРН”, a trident and the denomination “20” (in two lines). In UV light glows in green and blue colors.

4. Latent (Hidden) Image

A numerical indication of the denomination 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) numerical indication of the denomination; f) 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. Light Element of the Watermark

The numerical indication of the note denomination which is visible up to the light.

9. Microtext

Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

10. Iridescent Printing

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

11. Serial Number

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

12. Serial Number

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

13. Antiscanning Grid

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

14. Security Fibers

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

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 2000

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN FRANKO
Main picture of the back side — The LVIV OPERA THEATRE
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 2000
In circulation date — 20.11.2000
Security Features

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1995

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN FRANKO
Main picture of the back side — The LVIV OPERA THEATRE
Size — 66 x 133 мм
Print date — 1995
In circulation date — 01.09.1997

20 Hryvnia Banknote Designed in 1992

Main picture of the front side — A portrait of IVAN FRANKO
Main picture of the back side — The LVIV OPERA THEATRE
Size — 70 x 135 мм
Print date — 1992
In circulation date — 02.09.1996
Security Features