Ukraine introduces Hr 1,000 banknotes: its appearance and protection

The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) has announced changes in nominal values of the Ukrainian currency. The new Hr 1,000 banknote will enter into circulation as early as on October 25, 2019.

Coins with a nominal value of 1, 2 and 5 kopiykas will be withdrawn from circulation from the beginning of October. The same fate will eventually befall the Ukrainian quarter (25 kopiykas). Ukrainian banks are obliged to accept these coins in the course of this year.

The obverse side of the banknote depicts a portrait of the scientist Volodymyr Vernadsky, one of the founders of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences. Its reverse side features the building of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences.

This banknote is different from others in terms of size and color. It is larger (75 x 160 mm) than other notes and its main color is blue.

Head of the NBU Yakiv Smoliy holding the new banknote

Among the security features that can be used to distinguish the original Hr 1,000 banknotes from fakes are the following:

  • Security thread: a purple iridescent polymeric thread that is partially incorporated into the paper. It shows the denomination of the banknote and a trident. The direction of the image changes if you shake the note.
  • Optical SPARK effect: if the banknote is tilted, you can see the overflow of color from golden to green on the image.

The last time the NBU introduced banknotes with new nominal value was back in 2006 when it introduced Hr 500 bills.