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1 Hryvnia 2005, Ukraine

in Krause book Number: 116
Years of issue: 2005
Edition: --
Signatures: Голова правління банку: Владимир Стельмах (21.01.2000 - 17.12.2002 и 16.12.2004 - 23.12.2010).
Serie: 2004 Issue
Specimen of: 2004
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 118 х 63
Printer: Банкнотно-монетный двор Нацбанка Украины, Киев

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1 Hryvnia 2005



1 hryvnja

Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great and the graphic image of the sign of the national monetary unit of Ukraine - Hryvnia.


1 Hryvnia 2005

On the face side of the new banknote, as well as on the previous banknotes of this denomination, there is a portrait of Volodymyr the Great.

Vladimir Sviatoslavich the Great (c. 958 - 15 July 1015) was a prince of Novgorod, grand prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus' from 980 to 1015.

Vladimir's father was prince Sviatoslav of the Rurik dynasty. After the death of his father in 972, Vladimir, who was then prince of Novgorod, was forced to flee to Scandinavia in 976 after his brother Yaropolk had murdered his other brother Oleg and conquered Rus'. In Sweden, with the help from his relative Ladejarl Håkon Sigurdsson, ruler of Norway, he assembled a Varangian army and reconquered Novgorod from Yaropolk. By 980 Vladimir had consolidated the Kievan realm from modern-day Ukraine to the Baltic Sea and had solidified the frontiers against incursions of Bulgarian, Baltic, and Eastern nomads. Originally a Slavic pagan, Vladimir converted to Christianity in 988 and Christianized the Kievan Rus'.

Right of his portrait is an ornament from the era of Vladimir the Great.

In the center of the banknote are images of saints and the grid with denominations 1.

Slightly to the left of the security strip is a seen-through image made in the form of Hryvnia from the times of Kievan Rus'.

The inscription: "НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇНИ" (National Bank of Ukraine)

Top left is the small coat of arms of Ukraine.

The state coat of arms of Ukraine (Державний Герб України) or commonly the Tryzub (Тризуб, "trident") is the national coat of arms of Ukraine, featuring the same colors found on the Ukrainian flag, a blue shield with a gold trident. It represents the triune God on earth and in heaven.

Denominations in numerals are in three corners, in words vertically right.


1 Hryvnia 2005

Vladimir Grad

In the central part of the banknote is the image of the Volodymyr’s Burg in Kyiv (Detynets).

One of the two churches on this image is the Church of the Tithes.

The Church of the Tithes or Church of the Dormition of the Virgin (Ukrainian: Десятинна Церква, Desiatynna Tserkva; Russian: Десятинная Церковь, Desyatinnaya Tserkov') was the first stone church in Kiev. Originally it was built by the order of Grand Prince Vladimir (Volodymyr) the Great between 989 and 996 by Byzantine and local workers at the site of death of martyrs Theodor the Varangian and his son Johann. It was originally named the "Church of Our Lady", in honor of the Dormition of the Theotokos. The church was ruined in 1240 during the siege of Kiev by Mongol armies of Batu Khan.

Vladimir set aside a tithe of his income and property to finance the church's construction and maintenance, which gave the church its popular name.

Volodymyr’s Burg in Kyiv (Detynets) - under such a denomination known is the citadel whose construction Volodymyr started as soon as he had taken possession of Kyiv.

In the end of the X century the wall system of Kyiv Detynets (citadel) contained several gates. One gate was for passage to Podil, another – in the direction of Pechersk, one more was for passage in the direction of St. Sophia Cathedral.

The main edifice of the X century Kyiv was the famous Tithe Church whose foundation was laid, according to the Tale of Bygone Years, in 989. In 996 the construction was completed and the church was consecrated.

It was surrounded by an earthen rampart and a ditch that ran along the northern slopes of the Old Kiev Mountains to the east to the edge in the area of ​​modern cable car, then went south to the current St. Michael's Square in the direction of the streets Big Zhitomir and stretched along its right side to the potter's ravine (tract Potters). At the intersection of Vladimir and B. Zhitomir were Gradskij (later Sofia, Batu) gates. There were more and (indirectly confirmed chronicle data) wooden gates near the present St. Michael's Square as a way to Borichev current, which went down to the wharf on the river Pochaina. The territory of the city of Vladimir equal to about 10-12 hectares. (From different sources). Shafts of Vladimir were basically wooden constructions and to this day has not been preserved, they are updated when Yaroslav the Wise, and then in the XVII century, during the time of Bohdan Khmelnytsky finally XVIII century. under Field Marshal Munnich.

In the territory, which until Vladimir the Great was occupied by a small mound mounds and pagan burial ground, a lot of construction takes place. For this old tree fort was demolished and the ditch filled up, mounds and mounds also demolished. The compositional center of the city of Vladimir was the Church of the Tithes (989-996), which were placed around the stone palaces. In the annals of urban area is referred to Babiy Torzhok. North-eastern part of the citadel held the grand courtyard. In its territory the remains of a stone rotunda opened XII-XIII centuries. Near housed ancestral princely and boyar estates. In the XI-XII centuries. in the city of Vladimir Yanchina were built (St. Andrew) and Fedorov monasteries Vasilyevskaya (Three Saints) and Holy Cross Church. At the foot of the mountain were Starokievsky area Kozhumyaki, Degtyarev and the Potters, where craftsmen and servants lived.

Right is a composition, containing from the military equipment, cross, falcon and some decor elements (from the time of Vladimir The Great).

In top left corner is the logo of National Bank of Ukraine.

Denomination in numeral is lower right, in numeral and words on left side.


Designers: Alexander Kharuk, Sergei Kharuk.

Made on special colored paper, which corresponds to the prevailing color of the banknote, paper does not fluoresce under ultraviolet light, contains a multicolored watermark, in the form of a portrait, same to portrait on the front of the banknote, the paper also includes two-tone watermark (barcode), the protective security thread and fibers.

Contains: light element of watermark, latent image, relief images, composite image, micro text, rainbow printing, serial number, security grid.