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100 Hryvnias Souvenir Banknote (to mark the centenary of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 – 1921)


Putting into circulation : 17 December 2018
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Series: Souvenir products
This banknote reproduces the design of the Ukrainian 100 hryvnia banknote, which was put into circulation on 17 October 1918. In the spring of 1918, the Ukrainian government decided to change the name of Ukrainian money from karbovanets to hryvnias. This was done in order to draw attention to Ukraine being an heir to the statehood traditions of Kyiv Rus. The 100 hryvnia banknote, designed by Heorhiy Narbut, featured the highest standards of artistry. In the center of the front of the note is a big wreath made of flowers, fruits, vegetables and wheat. To the left of the wreath is a woman dressed in traditional Ukrainian costume, holding a sheaf of wheat and a sickle. To the right of the wreath is a man wearing an apron and leaning on a hammer, around which laurel leaves are wound. The back of the note features a large cartouche made of a vegetable and fruit ornament. On both sides of the cartouche, which has inscriptions inside, are decorative columns. The composition is topped by a trident framed by a laurel wreath. The banknote is sized 80 х 170 mm. It is made of paper and features a watermark (the image of the trident).
Retail price, Hryvnas: 70

The main image on the front of the souvenir note is the front of the 100 hryvnia banknote designed in 1918, to the left of which are the following legends: НЕ Є ПЛАТІЖНИМ ЗАСОБОМ (this note is not legal tender) (vertically), УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) (above), До подій/ Української/ революції/ 1917 – 1921 (to mark/ the anniversary of the Ukrainian revolution of/ 1917 – 1921) (below). The banknote also features the trident, a historical symbol depicted on the 1918 banknote, and the banknote production year – 2018. Beneath, to the left of the main image, is the legend 100 РОКІВ (100 years) printed in optically variable ink. When the banknote is tilted, the legend changes color from gold to green. Near the right side of the note is a part of the gray-blue see-through register 1918, and the latent image 100 hidden in a brown and purple square.
The main image on the back of the note is the back of the 100 hryvnia banknote designed in 1918, to the left of which are the following legends: УКРАЇНА (Ukraine) (above), До подій/ Української/ революції/ 1917 – 1921/100/ РОКІВ (to mark/ the anniversary of the Ukrainian revolution of/ 1917 – 1921) (below), to the left is the following vertical legend: НЕ Є ПЛАТІЖНИМ ЗАСОБОМ (this note is not legal tender), and a part of the blue see-through register 1918. The stylized images of Ukrainian flags glow yellow and light blue under ultra-violet light.
Designer: Volodymyr Taran , Oleksandr Kharuk , Serhii Kharuk
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