Currency in Ukraine
The national currency of Ukraine is the hryvnia. The hryvnia has a fractional value equal to 1 hryvnia 100 kopecks. The letter symbols - UAH. Ukrainian hryvnia has a rich history, its own currency is beginning to emerge in the Middle Ages, in ancient Russia. Officially beginning treatment given currency announced in 1918. However, later, in 1922-1924 gg., The currency was withdrawn from circulation.
The hryvnia next time put into circulation only1996, it replaced the karbovanets, which are also called coupon-karbovanets. Until 1998, the exchange was carried out at the rate of 1 hryvnia per 100,000 karbovanets.
Coins and banknotes
Today in circulation are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents and 1 hryvnia. The paper version of the money available in denominations of Ukraine 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 hryvnia.
What currency to take to Ukraine
In Ukraine, as in most countries, there aretheir exchange points, so you can come here with any currency. However, preference should be given as the ruble, dollar and euro. Ukrainian hryvnia has a floating exchange rate, it makes sense to update it before leaving the country. It may happen, it is better to exchange currency before arrival to Ukraine.
Currency exchange in Ukraine
In Ukraine itself, there are many ways to exchange, foreign exchange taking only banks and exchange offices.
The least you can find favorable exchange rate inone of the airports, which tend to operate banks and exchange offices. It is best to exchange currency in Ukraine in the city itself, in a specialized exchange office. Here you can get the best exchange rate.
Import of currency is not limited to Ukraine, withone amendment - without declaring you can enter an amount not exceeding 10 thousand euro. Accordingly, a large amount must be declared. The same rules apply to the export of currency from the country.
Nowadays, credit cards are verypopular, so in Ukraine, as in most countries, you can pay for many services directly from the map, as well as to withdraw cash from ATMs. It should be borne in mind that for operations will charge a fee, it is necessary to specify the size of the bank that issued the plastic card.
In conclusion, we can add that in addition to UkraineMoney is the main so-called commemorative banknotes and coins. Commemorative banknotes of 50 hryvnia were released to mark the 20th anniversary of the National Bank. The denomination characterized in that changing the viewing angle, the color changes from green to gold.
Also there are 4 types of commemorative coins, allin denominations of 1 hryvnia. They are devoted to the 60th anniversary and the 65th anniversary of victory in World War II, the 60th anniversary of Ukraine's liberation from the Nazis, and the European Football Championship 2012.