Coins of the Ukrainian hryvnia

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Coins of the Ukrainian hryvnia were first minted in 1992. Coins were first struck in 1992 for the new currency but were not introduced until September 1996. Initially coins valued between 1 and 50 kopecks were issued. In March 1997, 1 hryvnia coins were added; they are however rarely seen in circulation. The note of the same value is far more commonly used. Since 2004 several commemorative 1 hryvnia coins have been struck. New coins have been produced annually since then and they make up a valuable aspect of the Ukrainian currency system. Today, circulating coins exist in denominations of 1 kopiyka (i.e. or ₴0.01), 2, 5, 10, 25, 50 kopiyok, ₴1.00 and ₴2.00. Also minted are bullion (including gold, silver and platinum) and commemorative coins. All of these are produced by the National Bank of Ukraine. In October 2012 the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it is examining the possibility of withdrawing the 1 and 2 kopeck-coins from circulation.[5] The coins had become too expensive to produce compared to their nominal value. Also, on 26 October 2012, the National Bank of Ukraine announced it is considering the introduction of a 2 Hryvnia coin.

Production[edit]

Coins of Ukraine in circulation.

Until 2001 most coins were struck by the Luhansk Cartridge Factory.[1] Also, in 1992 coins of 1,5,10 and 25 kopecks were struck by the Italian mint.[2] Since 2001 all Ukrainian coins are struck at the mint of the National Bank of Ukraine.

All circulation coins have been designed by Vasyl Lopata (*1941).

Coins of the Ukrainian Hryvnia (1992–present)[3]
Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of
Diameter Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse minting issue withdrawal
1 копійка (УКР).jpg 1 kopiyka 16. mm 1.5 g Stainless steel Plain Value,
Ornaments
Ukrainian Trident 1992~present 2 September 1996 Current but not issued since 1 July 2018[4]
2-kopiyki-Ukraine.JPG 2 kopiyky 17.30 mm 0.64 g (1992~1996)
1.8 g (2001-)
aluminium (1992–1996),
stainless steel (2001-)
Current but not issued since 1 July 2018[4]
5-kopiyok-Ukraine.jpg 5 kopiyok 24 mm 4.3 g stainless steel Reeded Current but not issued since 1 July 2018[4]
10 kopiyok 16.3 mm 1.7 g brass (1992–1996),
aluminium bronze (2001-)
Current
25-kopiyok-Ukraine.JPG 25 kopiyok 20.8 mm 2.9 g Reeded and plain sectors Current but not issued since 1 July 2018[4]
50-kopiyok-Ukraine.JPG 50 kopiyok 23 mm 4.2 g Current
1 гривна.JPG 1 hryvnia 26 mm 7.1 g (1995,1996)
6.9 g (2001-)
brass (1995,1996),
aluminium bronze (2001-)
Inscription: "ОДНА ГРИВНЯ", minted year 1995~present 12 March 1997 New design introduced in 2018
These images are to scale at 2.5 pixels per millimetre. For table standards, see the coin specification table.

On 14 March 2018 the National Bank of Ukraine announced that it will bring into circulation a new series of coins in denominations of 1 hryvnia, 2 hryvni, 5 and 10 hryven, which will gradually replace banknotes of corresponding values. 1 hryvnia and 2 hryvni coins were issued into circulation on 27 April 2018, and the 5 and 10 hryven coins to be introduced in 2019-2020.[5]

Circulation coins of 2018 series[6]
Image Value Technical parameters Description Date of
Obverse Reverse Edge Diameter Thickness Mass Composition Edge Obverse Reverse minting issue
1 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (averse).jpg 1 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (reverse).jpg 1 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (edge).jpg 1 hryvnia 18.9 mm 1.8 mm 3.3 g Nickel-plated steel Reeded Coat of Arms
of Ukraine
,
Value,
Ornaments
Volodymyr the Great 2018[4] 27 April 2018[4]
2 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (averse).jpg 2 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (reverse).jpg 2 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (edge).jpg 2 hryvni 20.2 mm 1.8 mm 4.0 g Yaroslav the Wise
5 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (averse).jpg 5 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (reverse).jpg 5 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (edge).jpg 5 hryven 22.1 mm 2 mm 5.2 g Nickel-plated steel Segmented (Plain and Reeded edges) Bohdan Khmelnytsky planned
on 2019-2020[4]
10 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (averse).jpg 10 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (reverse).jpg 10 hryvnia coin of Ukraine, 2018 (edge).jpg 10 hryven 23.5 mm 2.3 mm 6.4 g Reeded Ivan Mazepa

References[edit]

  1. ^ "How hryvnia was born". Podrobnosti.ua (in Russian)
  2. ^ National Bank of Ukraine. Available at: http://www.bank.gov.ua/control/uk/publish/article?art_id=40912&cat_id=40465
  3. ^ National Bank of Ukraine. Available at:http://www.bank.gov.ua/control/uk/currentmoney/chcoin/list
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Національний банк презентував нові обігові монети". bank.gov.ua. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  5. ^ "Speech by Yakiv Smolii, NBU Governor, at the presentation of new circulation coins of UAH 1, 2, 5 and 10 denomination". National Bank of Ukraine. 14 March 2018. Retrieved 14 March 2018.
  6. ^ Обігові монети України зразка 2018 року (New circulation coins of Ukraine of 2018 series)

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