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 100 hryven commemorative note front illustrates a large wreath of flowers, fruits, vegetables and wheat-containing the golden trident (element of the National Shield), followed by a woman (left) dressed in traditional Ukrainian costume, holding a sheaf of wheat and a sickle; to the right of the crown is a man in an apron and leaning on a hammer, around which bay leaves are wound.
The reverse of the note illustrates a poster adorned with fruits and vegetables, which contains a seal with the golden trident surrounded by a laurel wreath in the upper central part. the design is accompanied by decorative columns. The lettering of the note is presented in the Ukrainian language. This note is part of the 2018 commemorative series “The Centenary of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917 – 1921”. Its color is light blue on a multicolor underprint.
Text:НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ ГОЛОВА, 100, Свою Україну любіть, Любіть її… Во время люте, В остатню тяжкую минуту За неї Господа моліть. ТАРАС ШЕВЧЕНКО, 100, НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ