2 Hryvnia, Ukraine, 2005

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One (1) 2 hryvnia note

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Ukraine, 2005

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Obverse Image: Yaroslav the Wise, Prince of Novgorod and Grand Prince of Kyiv, ruler of Kyivan Rus (1019-1054).

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Obverse Text: НАЦІОНАЛЬНИЙ БАНК УКРАЇИ / ЯРОСЛАВ МУДРИЙ / ДВІ ГРИВНІ

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Reverse Image: The Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv.

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Reverse Text: ДВІ ГРИВНІ / EГ3249906 / 2005 / СОБОР СВЯТОЇ СОФІЇ

In December 1991, Ukrainians held a democratic referendum and voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union. Ukraine’s national currency links the modern nation to its medieval origins. Its banknotes—called hryvnia, after the medieval silver ingots made in Kyiv—depict historic leaders. The two-hryvnia banknote portrays Volodymyr I’s son Yaroslav. The ruler is flanked by his medieval silver coin with a large trident, Ukraine’s current national symbol.

Date Made: 2005

Place Made: Ukraine

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Exhibition: Value of Money

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0129.38Accession Number: 2016.0129Catalog Number: 2016.0129.38Serial Number: EГ3249906

Object Name: note

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 6.3 cm x 11.7 cm x .01 cm; 2 15/32 in x 4 19/32 in x in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b2-d6ce-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1807352

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