The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) will put 5- and 10-hryvnia coins into circulation to gradually replace paper banknotes of the same denomination.

At the same time, the NBU will introduce updated 50- and 200-hryvnia banknotes with improved security features. They will, according to Banknote Industry News, be released 20 December 2019 and 25 February 2020 respectively.


The new notes have more pronounced embossed elements, including features for visually impaired individuals. 

Additionally, the new 200-hryvnia will be equipped with a 4mm wide RAPID® micro-optic security thread by Crane Currency (3D moving effect with the denomination number ‘200’ and the currency symbol) and SICPA SPARK®.


Banknote Industry News reports that 4 out of 6 denominations of the new banknote series are equipped with the Rapid security thread by Crane Currency. 

(Photo: The National Bank of Ukraine)

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