Ukrainian Hryvnia (UAH) has been the national currency of Ukraine since 1996. The government issued Coins in denominations of 50, 25, 10 and 5 Kopiyok, 2 Kopiyky and 1 Kopiyka. The Bills in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Ukrainian Hryvnia. The National Bank of Ukraine is the legal entity responsible in ensuring the stability of the country’s monetary unit.
Portraits and Designs of Ukrainian Hryvnia Bills and Coins
- 500 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Gregory Skovoroda or Hryhorii Skovoroda or Grigory Skovoroda (1722-1794) was a Composer, a Philosopher, a Poet and a Teacher. Hryhoriy Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy was founded in 1946.
- 200 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Larysa Petrivna Kosach Kvitka or Lesya Ukrainka (1871-1913) was a Feminist Activist, a Poet and a Writer. Her most notable statue was built in University of Saskatchewan.
- 100 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (1814-1861) was an Artist, an Ethnographer, an Illustrator, a Painter, a Poet, a Public and Political Figure and a Writer. He was a member of Sts Cyril and Methodius Brotherhood and an academician of the Imperial Academy of Arts. He was known for many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator. His writings became the foundation of the modern Ukrainian literature. Monuments throughout Ukraine were built in memory of him.
- 50 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Mykhailo Hrushevskyi (1866-1934) was an Academician, a Historian, a Politician and a Statesman. He was considered as the greatest modern historian and the leader of Ukrainian National Movement. Museum in Kiev and in Lviv were built and monuments were erected in his memory.
- 20 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Ivan YakovychFranko (1856-1916) was an Author, a Doctor of Philosophy, an Economist, an Ethnographer, an Interpreter, a Journalist, a Poet, a Political Activist, a Social and Literary Critic and a Writer. He was the founder of the Socialist and Nationalist movement in Western Ukraine. An asteroid was named after him by Nikolai Chernykh, a Russian Astronomer.
- 10 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Ivan Stepanovych Mazepa (1639-1709) was the Cossack Hetman in Left Bank Ukraine and the Prince of the Holy Roman Empire. He played an important role in the Battle of Poltava. Mazepa was then proclaimed national hero in 1991. A street in Kiev was named after him.
- 5 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky (1595-1657) was the Hetman of the Zaporozhian Host. He addressed the issue about Cossack Hetmanate thru the Treaty of Pereyaslav or Pereyaslav Agreement. In recognition of his role in the Russian history, a monument in Kiev was created by Russian Nationalist Mikhail Yuzefovich
- 2 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Yaroslav I (1019-1054) was the grand prince of Kiev, Novgorod and Veliky. He was also known as “Yaroslav the Wise” or “Iaroslav the Wise”. Towns in Four different countries was name after him, these were Yaroslavl in Russia, Yuryev/Tartu in Estonia, Yuryev/Bila Tserkva in Ukraine and Jaroslaw in Poland. As part of military custom, helmets used by Russian soldiers during Crimean War was called “Helmet of Yaroslav the Wise”.
- 1 Ukrainian Hryvnia
Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great (958-1015) was considered as the Prince of Novgorod, the Grand Prince of Kiev and the Ruler of Kievan Rus. Churches of Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox celebrate the feast day for St. Vladimir every 15th of July in recognition of his legacy. Volodymyr Volynskyi, a town in North Western Ukraine and St. Volodymyr’s Cathedral, one of the largest cathedral in Kiev, were named after him.
- 50, 25, 10 and 5 Kopiyok, 2 Kopiyky and 1 Kopiyka
Coin Value and Ornament for the Obverse side of each coin.
Ukrainian Trident for the Inverse side of each coin. The Coat of arms of Ukraine features Ukrainian flag, blue shield with a gold trident.