Ukraine

Ukraine new 20-hryvnia commemorative note (BNP205) reported for 01.09.2016 introduction

According to a press release dated 26 August 2016, the National Bank of Ukraine unveiled a note commemorating the 160th birthday of the Ukrainian writer Ivan Franko. One million notes were printed and will be available beginning 1 September 2016. The note substrate has Ukrainian flax added to reduce the cost of production and increase strength. Apparently 20,000 notes will be packaged with a folder and sold as a numismatic product for 31 hryven each.

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Courtesy of Albert Vokhmin and Igor Tereshkov.

Ukraine new sig/date (2015) 10-hryvnia note (B848d) confirmed

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B848d: Like B848c, but new date (2015) and new signature (Valeriia O. Gontareva). Prefix XГ.

Courtesy of Svitlana Romashko.

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.

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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.




Russia new 100-ruble Crimea commemorative note (B832) confirmed

On 23 December 2015, the Bank of Russia began issuing 20 million 100-ruble notes commemorating the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March 2014. The new notes feature symbols of the city of Sevastopol on front and Crimea on back.

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B832 (PNL): 100 рублей (rubles) (US$1.50)
Yellow, green, brown, and blue. Front (vertical): Painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky’s “The Russian Squadron on the Sebastopol Roads;” sculptor Amandus Adamson’s “Monument to the Scuttled Ships” in Sevastopol Bay; layout of Sevastopol city; architect I. Fialko and sculptor V. Yakovlev’s “Memorial to the Heroic Defense of Sevastopol in 1941-1942” on Nakhimov square; St. Vladimir’s Cathedral. Back (vertical): Grape vine; “Sail” cliff and Au-Dag mountain; Swallow’s Nest castle on Aurora Cliff overlooking Cape of Ai-Todor in Yalta, Crimea; Khan’s mosque in Khan’s Palace in Bakhchysarai; radio telescope RT-70 near the town of Yevpatoria; Quick Recognition Code. Holographic windowed security thread with demetalized 100 and microperf ruble symbol. Watermark: Catherine the Great and electrotype jewelry. Printer: (Goznak). 150 x 65 mm.
a. 2015. Prefix CK. Intro: 23.12.2015.
B832 is the second note in the world to incorporate a Quick Recognition Code into its design. When scanned with an Internet-enabled mobile device, the code goes to a web site which tells the historical background of the note.

Courtesy of Alexander Petrov, Albert Vokhmin, Ilkka Malmi, Anthony Rodov, and Alexandru Mocanu.

Ukraine new sig/date (2015) 500-hryvnia note (B853d) confirmed

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B853d: Like B853c, but new signature and new date.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new signature 50-hryvnia note (B850f) confirmed

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B850f: 50 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like B850e, but new signature (Valeriia O. Gontareva). Prefix УГ, УЄ.

Courtesy of Yuriy Akhtemenko and Константин Бохонок.



Ukraine new sig/date (2015) 5-hryvnia note (B846e) confirmed

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B846e: 5 гривень (hryven), 2015. Like B846d, but new date and new signature (Valeriia O. Gontareva). Prefix УK.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Yuriy Akhtemenko.



Ukraine new 100-hryvnia note (B854) confirmed

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B854 (PNL): 100 гривень (hryven) (US$4.65)
Olive green, brown, red, and purple. Front: Artist Taras Shevchenko; coat of arms; painter’s palette and brushes as gold-to-green SPARK patch. Back: Taras Shevchenko National University building in Kyiv. Motion windowed security thread with demetalized 100. Solid security thread with demetalized 100 ГРН and trident. Watermark: Taras Shevchenko and electrotype 100. Printer: (NBU). 142 x 75 mm.
a. 2014. Signature 9. Intro: 09.03.2015.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org), Cleo Phas, and Ivan Bogdanov (http://bonistics.org).

Ukraine new 100-hryvnia note to be issued 09.03.2015

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According to a press release dated 29 December 2014, on 9 March 2015 the National Bank of Ukraine will introduce a redesigned 100-hryvnia note with enhanced security features, including windowed security thread and SPARK patch. The date of introduction is the 201st birthday of Taras Shevchenko, the artist whose portait appears on the front of the note. The new notes will circulate in parallel with the current issues of the same denomination (NBU B51).

Courtesy of Cleo Phas, Johan Colpa, and Sev Onyshkevych.

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 1-hryvnia note confirmed

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1 гривня (hryvnia), 2014. Like NBU B44b, but new date and signature (Valeriya Hontareva).

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new signature 200-hryvnia note confirmed

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On 1 December 2014 the National Bank of Ukraine issued a 200-hryvnia note like NBU B52, but with the signature of Valeriia O. Gontareva, who took over as governor from Stepan Kubiv on 19 June 2014.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko and Mykhaylo Kharytonov.

Ukraine new signature 1- and 200-hryvnia notes to be issued December 2014

According to an article on MinFin.com.ua dated 27 October 2014, on 1 December 2014 the National Bank of Ukraine will issue a 200-hryvnia note like NBU B52, but with the signature of Valeriia O. Gontareva, who took over as governor from Stepan Kubiv on 19 June 2014. The new signature will also appear on the 1-hryvnia note to be issued on 22 December 2014.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko.

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 200-hryvnia note confirmed

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200 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B52, but new date and signature (Stepan Kubiv).

Courtesy of Thomas Augustsson.

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 500-hryvnia note confirmed

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500 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B53, but new date and new signature (Stepan Kubiv). Intro: 01.09.2014.

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Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 50-hryvnia note confirmed

50 hryven, 2014. Like NBU B50, but new date and new signatures.

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Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Notes in the News promotion: Russia and Ukraine

One of the things I love about banknotes is that they provide insight into history, culture, and geography, all of which are useful in placing current events into context. With that in mind, I'm pleased to announce the first "Notes in the News promotion."

Anyone buying the Russia chapter of The Banknote Book in the next 30 days will be entitled to a free copy of the Ukraine chapter (a $9.99 value).

Selections for promotions should not be considered an endorsement of the politics of either country.

Ukraine denies rumors it plans to redesign its banknotes

According to a report on Ukranian News dated 15 July 2014, the National Bank of Ukraine has denied rumors that it is the design of its banknotes:

"The National Bank has not asked any private company to change the national currency design because under Article 33 of the Law on the National Bank, the latter decides upon denominations, protection systems, payment features and design of national currency's banknotes and coins itself."

Russia may issue Crimea commemorative note in 2014

According to an article in Pravda dated 2 July 2014, by the end of the year the Central Bank of the Russian Federation may issue a banknote commemorating the Crimea. The bank also indicated it had no immediate plans to issue a 10,000-ruble note.

Courtesy of Cleo Phas.

Ukraine new sig/date (2014) 100-hryvnia note confirmed

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100 гривень (hryven), 2014. Like NBU B51, but new date and new signature (Stepan Kubiv, who took over as governor from Ihor Sorkin on 24.02.2014).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine chapter of The Banknote Book is now available

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The Ukraine chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale at US$9.99, and as a free download to subscribers.

This 16-page catalog covers notes issued by the National Bank of Ukraine from 1991 to present. Revised 13 April 2016.

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  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
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Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 20-hryvnia note confirmed

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20 hryven, 2013. Like P120, but new date and new signature (Ihor Sorkin). Intro: 2014.

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Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 2-hryvnia note confirmed

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2 гривні (hryvni), 2013. Like P117, but new date and signature (Ihor Sorkin).

Courtesy of Константин Бохонок.

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 200-hryvnia note confirmed

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200 гривень (hryven), 2013. Like P123, but new date and signature.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 50-hryvnia note confirmed

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50 гривень (hryven), 2013. Like P121, but new date and signature (Ihor Sorkin).

Courtesy of Aleksey Gladkov (www.bonistika.net).

Ukraine celebrates 17th anniversary of its banknote paper factory

On its 17th anniversary, the National Bank of Ukraine has lifted the veil over the place where the hryvnia was born and showed journalists the work of the banknote paper factory in Malin city of Zhytomyr region.

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 50-hryvnia note confirmed

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50 гривень (hryven), 2013. Like P121, but new date and signature (Ihor Sorkin).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 10-hryvnia note confirmed

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10 гривень (hryven), 2013. Like P119A, but new date and signature (Ihor Sorkin).

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Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (http://www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine banknote paper factory introduces paper with anti-fungal agent

According to an article in KyivPost dated 23 July 2013, "The banknote paper factory of the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has introduced a technology for producing paper impregnated with an anti-fungal agent." The UkrainianJoural.com adds that the factory is "in talks with two well-known foreign companies in Europe regarding signing framework agreements to place orders for paper production and delivery, starting from September 2013."

Ukraine new sig/date (2013) 5-hryven note confirmed

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5 гривень (hryven), 2013. Like P118c, but new date and signature (Ihor Sorkin).

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov (www.worldbanknotes.t15.org).

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 100-kryvnia note confirmed

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100 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P122, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov). Intro: 01.03.2012.

Courtesy of Dmitry Zagorenko (http://bonistica.ru).

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 20-kryvnia note confirmed

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20 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P119, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov). Intro: 01.03.2012.

Courtesy of Dmitry Zagorenko (http://bonistica.ru).

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 2-hryvnia note confirmed


2 гривні (hryvni), 2011. Like P117, but new date and signature (Serhii Arbuzov).

Courtesy of Aleksey Gladkov.

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 500-hryvnia note reported


500 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P124, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov).

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Pavlo Kravchuk.

Ukraine not planning 1,000-hryvnia note

According to a Ukrainian Journal article dated 1 December 2011, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has no plans to issue a 1,000-hryvnia (US$125) banknote, says Viktor Zaivenko, deputy director general of the Money Circulation Department.

"The NBU has no such plans. And did not have [such plans]… The NBU is not working on issuing of 1,000 hryvnia banknotes and has not even designed them… The NBU thinks that the nominal range of banknotes as of today is sufficient for the economy," Zaivenko told reporters.

Currently the largest denomination in Ukraine is the 500-hryvnia note (P124), issued in 2006.

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 5-hryvnia note confirmed

5 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P118, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov).

Courtesy of Aleksey Gladkov (www.bonistika.net).

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 200-hryvnia note confirmed


200 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P123, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov).

Courtesy of Aleksey Gladkov (www.bonistika.net).

Ukraine new 50-hryvnia commemorative note confirmed


According to a press release dated 5 October 2011, the National Bank of Ukraine has issued a new 50-hryvnia (US$6.25) banknote to commemorate the bank’s 20th anniversary, which are like the notes originally issued in 2004 (Pick 121), but with the phrase “НБУ 20 років” (NBU - 20 years) on the front in a green-to-gold color-shifting SPARK patch, and serial numbers NB 0000001 - 0001000.




While technically legal tender, the first 200 notes were encased in acrylic and packaged in a box containing a silver version of the note; the remaining 800 notes were sold in a commemorative folder.

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Courtesy of Alexander Kirshankov, Thomas Krause, Aleksey Gladkov, and Olexandr Danishenko.

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 1-hryvnia note confirmed


1 гривня (hryvnia), 2011. Like P116A, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov). Intro: 1 September 2011.

Courtesy of Mykhaylo Kharytonov.

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 10-kryvnia note confirmed


10 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P119, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov). Intro: 1 July 2011.

Courtesy of Aleksey Gladkov (www.bonistika.net).

Ukraine new sig/date (2011) 50-kryvnia note confirmed


50 гривень (hryven), 2011. Like P121, but new date and new signature (Serhii Arbuzov). Intro: 1 June 2011.

Anyone interested in buying one of these notes can contact the contributor by clicking the link below. Be sure to say you saw it mentioned on Banknotenews.com.

Courtesy of Vadim Tislenko and Mykhaylo Kharytonov.

Ukraine to issue new signature varieties starting in June 2011

Persuant to the National Bank of Ukraine resolution No.55 dated 4 March 2011, NBU will issue banknotes with the signature of Serhii Arbuzov, the bank's new governor appointed 19 January 2011, following this schedule:

  • 50-hryvnia (US$6.30) note will be issued 1 June 2011.
  • 10-hryvnia (US$1.25) note will be issued 1 July 2011.
  • 1-hryvnia (US$0.15) note will be issued 1 September 2011.
  • 5-hryvnia (US$0.60) note will be issued 1 October 2011.
  • 200-hryvnia (US$25.20) note will be issued 1 October 2011.
  • 500-hryvnia (US$63) note will be issued 1 December 2011.
  • 100-hryvnia (US$12.60) note will be issued 1 March 2012.

Additional information and images are requested so that this report can be confirmed.

Ukraine is planning 200- and 1,000-hryvnia notes

According to a Ukrainske Radio report dated 28 January 2011, the National Bank of Ukraine is contemplating issuing a 1,000-hryvnia (US$126) note, which would double the largest denomination in the country. The bank is also scheduled to issue a new 200-hryvnia (US$25.15) note in the fourth quarter of 2011. The new 200-hryvnia note will have improved security features, but no significant design changes.

Ukraine issues revised 10-hryvnia note dated 2006


10 гривень (hryven), 2006. Issued August 25, 2006. Like Pick 119, but new date and signature 4 (Stelmah) instead of signature 5 (Tigipko). Hetman Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa (1644 - 1709) as portrait and wmk. Kiev Pechersk Lavra (Kiev Monastery of the Caves), books, candle, inkwell, pen, paper, tambourine, and lute on back. 124 x 66 mm.
 
Courtesy of Mikhail Istomin.

Ukraine issues new 500-hryvnia note


500 гривень (hryven), 2006. Issued 15 September 2006. Signature 4: Stelmah. Grigory Skovoroda as portrait and wmk, fountain in center. Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and seal, Pythagorian triangle on back. 154 x 75 mm.
 
Courtesy of  Yury Akhtemenko.

Ukraine issues new 200-hryvnia note


200 гривень (hryven), 2007. Issued May 28, 2007. Lesya Ukrainka as portrait and wmk, security thread, 200 as registration device, tactile bars for the sight-impaired, plus UV, IR, and magnetic elements. Tower of the Lutsk lock on back. 148 x 75 mm.
 
Courtesy of Mikhail Istomin. Information courtesy of Dmitri Kharitonov.