Hryvnia: coin of Ukraine (1996-...); 100 kopiikas


5 hryvnias (гривень), 2021: Ukraine

5 hryvnias (гривень), 2021: Ukraine

Non-circulating commemorative coin of Ukraine.

УКРАЇНА - 5 ГРИВЕНЬ - 2021: Ukraine - 5 hryvnias (hryven) - 2021.

Boundless picturesque Ukrainian fields in the form of national ornaments and white storks (national bird of Ukraine) above them.

Coat of arms of Ukraine and mint mark of the NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works.

30 РОКІВ НЕЗАЛЕЖНОСТІ УКРАЇНИ: 30 years of Independence of Ukraine.

Colored embroidered ribbon (pad printing) — sample of Ukrainian embroidery.

Mintage: 50.000.

NBU Banknote Printing and Minting Works (Kyiv, Ukraine).

  • Nickel silver: 35 mm - 16.54 g
  • Reference price: 7.5$

It is interesting that at the beginning of 2023, this Ukrainian coin received an award of the prestigious COTY international numismatic competition — it was recognized as the winner in the "Most Artistic Coin 2021" nomination.

The Coin of the Year Award (COTY) is an awards program founded and annually conducted by the American publisher Krause Publications, and directed at the coin producing industry. Awards are given for numismatic design, artistic vision and craftsmanship. A panel of international judges chooses the coins from those issued two years prior to the year of the award.

COIN HRYVNIA — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. UKRAINE (1996-...): hryvnia = 100 kopiika

The emergence of the coin's name (and of the currency) hryvnia or gryvnya (Ukrainian "гривня") scientists attribute to the times of Kyivan Rus (Kyivska Rus'); in the Old Slavic language, the hryvnia was a gold/silver ornament worn around the neck or the mane ("mane" = "грива"). Gradually, the concept of "hryvnia" spread to the sphere of money circulation: the hryvnia became a unit of measurement of both weight and number of coins. Money of various types in the form of silver ingots are also widely known: Kyiv (hexagonal, 150 grams), Novgorod (wand, 240 grams), Chernihiv (similar in shape to Kyiv, while the weight was close to Novgorod)... After the Tatar-Mongol invasion, the development of the monetary system of Ukrainian lands has virtually stopped (interestingly, the later Russian coins of 18th century denomination of 10 kopecks have got the name "grivna" or "grivennik").
Only with the creation of the UPR (Ukrainian People's Republic, 1917-1921) was it possible to temporarily return to their own banknotes, namely the hryvnia (without coins). Then came the "Soviet" period in the history of Ukraine...
Only in 1996 was the modern currency of Ukraine, the hryvnia, introduced. The first regular coins in the history with the denomination "hryvnia" are dated 1995 (it is also known about a trial issue coin 1 hryvnia in 1992; mintage — 150 coins).