Hryvnia sign

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Hryvnia sign
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The hryvnia sign () is a currency symbol, used for the Ukrainian hryvnia currency since 2004.


The hryvnia sign is a cursive minuscule Ukrainian Cyrillic letter He (г), or a mirrored letter S, with a double horizontal stroke, symbolising stability, similar to that used in other currency symbols such as ¥ or €. Hryvnia is abbreviated "грн" (hrn) in Ukrainian. The hryvnia sign ₴ was released in March 2004.[1]

The specific design of the hryvnia sign was a result of a public contest held by the National Bank of Ukraine in 2003.[2][3] The bank announced that it would not take any special steps of promoting the sign, but expressed expectations that the recognition and the technical possibilities of rendering the sign would follow. As soon as the sign was announced, a proposal to encode it was written. The sign is Unicode encoded as U+20B4 HRYVNIA SIGN since version 4.1 (2005). The symbol appears in the filigree of the 1 hryvnia and the recently introduced 1,000 hryven banknote.

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  1. ^ "Нацбанк затвердив графічний знак гривні" [The National Bank approved the graphic sign for the hryvnia]. Korrespondent (in Russian). 3 March 2004. Retrieved 10 October 2022.
  2. ^ "Конкурс". 2003-11-04. Archived from the original on 2003-11-04. Retrieved 2022-10-10.
  3. ^ "В інтернеті йде голосування щодо найкращого знака для української гривні" [The Internet is voting on the best sign for the Ukrainian hryvnia]. Korrespondent (in Russian). 14 November 2003. Retrieved 10 October 2022.

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