Karbovanets: coin of Ukraine (1995-1996)


200 000 karbovanets, 1995: Ukraine

200 000 karbovanets, 1995: Ukraine

Non-circulating commemorative coin of Ukraine (the first jubilee coin of Ukraine). — Theme of the coin: 50th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

200000 КАРБОВАНЦІВ: 200 000 karbovantsiv.

НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ: National Bank of Ukraine.

Small state coat of arms of Ukraine — the Trident, framed on both sides by an ornament of two oak leaves and two ears.

Around the state coat of arms — two viburnum branches (the national plant of Ukraine, which is a symbol of life, blood, and fire).

ПЕРЕМОГА У ВЕЛИКІЙ ВІТЧИЗНЯНІЙ ВІЙНІ - 1941-1945: Victory in the Great Patriotic War - 1941-1945.

Sophia Square in the center of Old Kyiv — the Saint Sophia Cathedral (was built during 1011-1018) and the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky (Ruthenian nobleman and military commander of Ukrainian Cossacks, 17th century). In the foreground there is a figure of a young woman with flowers in Ukrainian national dress (a symbol of young, independent Ukraine), who bows her head before the eternal flame of national memory for those who died in the Great Patriotic War.

Coin design: Oleksandr Khazov and Viacheslav Kharlamov.

Moscow Mint (russia).

Mintage: 250.000.

  • Nickel silver: 33 mm - 14.86 g
  • Reference price: 8.0$

COIN KARBOVANETS — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. UKRAINE (1995-1996): karbovanets

KARBOVANETS as coin name.
Karbovanets (Ukrainian "Карбованець") — monetary unit of Ukraine in 1992-1996. It was transitional currency from the Soviet ruble to the modern Ukrainian hryvnia.
Historically, it was a temporary monetary unit of the Ukrainian People's Republic of 1917-1918 (before the introduction of the first hryvnia). Karbovanets coins were not issued, only paper money.
In addition, karbovanets was the official name of the Soviet ruble in the Ukrainian SSR. Even on banknotes, it was written exactly like that in Ukrainian writing — "карбованець".
At the time of independence, karbovanets (unofficially and more commonly: "kupons" or "kuponokarbovantsi") were in circulation exclusively in the form of banknotes. But there were also jubilee/commemorative coins made of nickel silver and silver in the denominations of 200.000 (12 types), 1.000.000 (4 types) and 2.000.000 (5 types) karbovanets.
The coin of 200.000 karbovanets of 1995 ("Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945") is considered the first jubilee coin of Ukraine.
There are several versions regarding the origin of the name "karbovanets" (plural: karbovantsiv).
According to one of them, the origin of this term goes back to ancient times, when in the territory of modern Ukraine the method of recording settlements/debts by carving or engraving on a wooden stick with special markings (in Ukrainian "карбування" — karbuvannya).
Another version is based on the fact that in the 18th century in the Russian Empire, including Ukrainian lands, silver rubles of a new type with an oblique notch on the edge entered into circulation (also "карбування" — karbuvannya) instead of the more usual edge inscriptions.
It should not be forgotten that the words "ruble" and "karbovanets" may have a common origin — from the Slavic "рубить" (rubit). At one time, the ancient silver ingots of Kyivska Rus' (hryvnia) were divided into four parts by chopping — rubles.