Own a Complete Set of Ukraine Commemorative Banknotes
This set of six banknotes was issued by Ukraine to commemorate the country's 30th anniversary of independence on December 22, 2021. Your set includes 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 hryvnia notes. Each note pictures a famous figure in Ukrainian history and culture on the front and a related image on the back. Here are the design details of each note:
20 hryvnia – Ivan Franko (front), Lviv Opera Theatre (back). Ivan Franko was a poet, writer, journalist, political activist, and more. He was also the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in Ukrainian. His literary and political views continue to have a big impact in Ukraine today.
50 hryvnia – Mykhailo Hrushevskyi (front), Building of the Ukrainian Central Rada (back). Mykhailo Hryshevskyi was a politician, historian, academic, and statesman who is known as one of the most important people of the Ukrainian national revival of the early 20th century. He is often called Ukraine's greatest historian and was the leader of pre-revolution Ukrainian national movement, head of Central Rada (Ukraine's parliament), and more.
100 hryvnia – Taras Shevchenko (front), The Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv (back). Taras Shevchenko was a poet, writer, artist, political figure, and more. His work heavily influenced modern Ukrainian literature and even the modern Ukrainian language.
200 hryvnia – Lesia Ukrainka (front), The Gate Tower of Lutsk Castle (back). Lesia Ukrainka was a poet and playwright as well as a political, civil, and feminist activist. Her works were strongly influenced by her belief in Ukraine's freedom and independence.
500 hryvnia – Hryhoryii Skovoroda (front), The building of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (back). Hryhoryii Skovoroda was a poet, teacher, and composer/musician. He was often compared to Socrates and his works reflected his beliefs. His music and writing have had a big impact on Ukraine culture to this day.
1,000 hryvnia – Vladimir Vernadsky (front), The Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (back). Vladimir Vernadsky was a mineralogist and geochemist who, today, is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology. He was also the first president of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.