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2 Hryvni 2005, Ukraine

in Krause book Number: 117b
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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2 Hryvni 2005




Yaroslav I and denomination 2.


2 Hryvni 2005

In the right part of the banknote, on the background of national ornament, silver coin with the arms of the prince Yaroslav the Wise and the grid with digits 2, is the portrait of Yaroslav the Wise.

Yaroslav I, Grand Prince of Rus', known as Yaroslav the Wise or Iaroslav the Wise (c. 978 - 20 February 1054) was thrice Grand Prince of Novgorod and Kiev, uniting the two principalities for a time under his rule. Yaroslav's Christian name was George (Yuri) after Saint George.

A son of the Varangian (Viking) Grand Prince Vladimir the Great, he was vice-regent of Novgorod at the time of his father’s death in 1015. Subsequently, his eldest surviving brother, Svyatopolk the Accursed, killed three of his other brothers and seized power in Kiev. Yaroslav, with the active support of the Novgorodians and the help of Varangian mercenaries, defeated Svyatopolk and became the Grand Prince of Kiev in 1019. Under Yaroslav the codification of legal customs and princely enactments was begun, and this work served as the basis for a law code called the Russkaya Pravda ("Rus Truth [Law]"). During his lengthy reign, Rus' reached the zenith of its cultural flowering and military power.

In center is a dictum: "…якщо будете жити в любові між собою

Бог буде у Вас…" or "...if you will live in love, then God will be with you...".

Top left - a 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.


2 Hryvni 2005


East facade of Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kiev. It is an outstanding architectural monument of Kievan Rus'. Today, it is one of the city's best known landmarks and the first Ukrainian patrimony to be inscribed on the World Heritage List along with the Kiev Cave Monastery complex. The cathedral is one of the city's best known landmarks and the first patrimony on territory of Ukraine to be inscribed on the World Heritage List along with the Kiev Cave Monastery complex. Aside from its main building, the cathedral includes an ensemble of supporting structures such as a bell tower, the House of Metropolitan, and others.

Right - a composition, containing from the military equipment, household items, decor elements (since Yaroslav the Wise) and a collection of laws "Russian Truth".

Denomination in numeral bottom right, in numeral and words on the left.


Designers: Alexander Kharuk Sergei Kharuk.

With that signature issued since 10 June 2005.

I got this note in Odessa, Ukraine, in 2008.

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.