According to a statement released by the National Bank of Ukraine, a new 100 hryvnia banknote will be released into circulation on March 9, 2015.
The new banknote is the result of a long term project to replace the previous banknote series issued between 2003 and 2007.
The new notes will run alongside the previous 100 hryvnia banknote which is currently circulating in the Ukraine.
The new note includes various modern anti-counterfeit security features including SICPA‘s optically variable ink feature, SPARK.
“Despite the low level of counterfeit banknotes of the national currency, the National Bank of Ukraine as well as other central banks is to continuously improve the design and protection of banknotes, to be at least one step ahead of counterfeiters. The new security features will strengthen the fight against counterfeiting and help citizens easily determine the authenticity of banknotes “, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine
The new banknote is predominantly coloured yellow and olive green and is printed on paper substrate containing a watermark. The note also contains security features detectable by those with visual impairments, as well as those detected using Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) light.
To read the statement in full (Ukrainian language) on the National Bank of Ukraine’s website click here.