The hryvnia is the official currency of Ukraine. The official currency symbol: ₴ or грн. The hryvnia was introduced to replace the karbovanets after the issuance of the Presidential Decree on August 26, 1996, which was published on August 29. Both hryvnias and karbovanets were used throughout the transition era, but traders were only required to give change in hryvnias. All bank accounts were automatically converted to hryvnia. The karbovanets were taken out of circulation during the changeover era. The leftover karbovanets could be exchanged for hryvnias at banks after September 1996.
Currently, they are issued in denominations of ₴1, ₴2, ₴5, ₴10, ₴20, ₴50, ₴100, ₴200, ₴500 and ₴1000. The National Bank of Ukraine, which issued its first series of notes in 1996, is responsible for all current notes. Between 2004 and 2006, the current series of hryvnia banknotes went into circulation.
The 1000 hryven note front design features the portrait of Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (1863-1945) was a Russian, Ukrainian, and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist, considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology. Furthermore, he was one of the founders and the first president of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, which was established in 1918. Vernadsky received the Stalin Prize (state honor of the Soviet Union) in 1943.
The reverse of the note illustrates a building of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The lettering of the note is presented in the Ukrainian language. This note is part of the 2019 series, and its color is light blue, yellow and multicolor underprint.
Text: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ Голова ₴1000 УКРАЇНА Я вірю у величне майбутнє України Володимир Вернадський 1000 ОДНА ТИСЯЧА ГРИВЕНЬ, Одна тисяча гривень Президія Національної академії наук України 2019, ₴1000.