Ukraine new 500-hryvnia note (B855) confirmed

According to a press release dated 25 December 2015, on 11 April 2016 the National Bank of Ukraine introduced a new 500-hryvnia note with enhanced security features, including windowed security thread and SPARK patch.

B855 (PNL): 500 гривень (hryven) (US$23)
Beige, brown, green, blue, and pink. Front: Philosopher, poet, writer, pedagogue, and musician Hryhorii Skovoroda; coat of arms; fountain; open book with quill as gold-to-green SPARK patch. Back: Mohyla Academy building in Kiev; academy seal. Motion windowed security thread with demetalized 500. Solid security thread with demetalized 500 ГРН and trident. Watermark: Hryhorii Skovoroda and electrotype hyrvnia symbol (backwards S with two horizontal bars). Printer: (NBU). 154 x 75 mm.
a. 2015. Signature 9. Intro: 11.04.2016.

Courtesy of Svitlana Romashko.