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Ukraine 20 Hryven 2018

Item Code: UA-A126

Front: Portrait of Ivan Franko (1856–1916), a poet and a writer. Facsimile excerpt from one of Ivan Franko's works. Mountain paysage. Tryzub, the national coat of arms of Ukraine. Back: Lviv Theatre of Opera and Ballet (built in 1900 by the design of architect Zygmunt Gorgolewski). Lviv Opera bronze statue 'Glory' from the top of its pediment. Watermark: Portrait of Ivan Franko; Electrotype '20'. Signature: Yakiv V. Smolii (Golova - Governor, 15 March 2018 – 3 July 2020). Dominant colour: Green. Security features (click). Security thread: Vertical, solid, fully embedded, 1,25 mm wide, with '20 GRN' in cyrillics and a Tryzub. Tactile feature: Toothpicks on both ends of the banknote and a brown triangle executed in intaglio print. Issuer: National Bank of Ukraine. Date of issue: 25 September 2018. Artist: Unknown. Legal tender: Yes. Total emission: N/a. Material: Cotton fiber paper. Printing method: Intaglio. Printer: Banknote Printing Works of the National Bank of Ukraine (Est. 1994).

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Dimensions: 131 x 69 mm
Security Elements
  • Paper

    The banknote is printed on tinted paper of greenish colour which is the dominating colour of the design of the banknote.

  • Watermark

    A multi-tone portrait, formed by the internal structure of paper, has a fixed position on the banknote and becomes visible when the banknote is held up to the light. Repeats the portrait printed on the face of the note.

  • Optically Variable Ink

    The numerical indication of the denomination (20) printed with the ink changing its color when viewing at different angles: crimson-purple in perpendicular position and olive-green at a sharp angle.

  • Coded Security Thread

    A fully embedded into the paper polymer thread with the following transparent direct and inversed images: “20 GRN”, a trident and the underlined denomination “20”. The parts of the thread glowing in blue colour under the ultraviolet light.

  • Latent (Hidden) Image

    A numerical indication of the denomination becomes visible when the banknote is tilted at a sharp angle to the light.

  • See -Through Element

    Printed elements on the face and on the back of the banknote which complement each other and form the “20” figure when the note is held up to the light.

  • “Orloff” Printing

    A special type of printing which forms a pattern with the ink of different colors ensuring an abrupt change of one color into another without intermittence and displacement of graphic elements of the pattern (lines, planes).

  • Microtext

    Repeated inscriptions which can be read with magnifying glass.

  • Iridescent Printing

    The '20' image printed with the ink changing its colour when viewing it at different angles: lilac in perpendicular position and olive-green at a sharp angle.

  • Serial Numbers

    The serial numbers are printed in high printing:

    1. with black inks having magnetic properties;
    2. with red inks glowing under the UV light in yellow-red colour.

  • Antiscanning Grid (Copy-evident pattern)

    Thin lines placed at different angles which form a moire pattern when copied or scanned.

  • Security Fibers

    Chaotically embedded into the paper invisible security fibers glowing in red and green colors under the UV light.

  • Security Thread

    Parts of the thread glow in yellow and blue colours.

Texts: Natsional'niy Bank Ukraļni. Dvadtsjat' Hryven'. Twenty Hryven. Ukraļna.

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