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The First Ukrainian Money.

After revolution of 1917 in Ukraine was undertaken attempt of creation own independent state . Independence of the Ukrainian National Republic was proclaimed on January, 22, 1918 . However followed after this civil war was finished by connection of Ukraine to the USSR. The first Ukrainian money were printed January, 1, 1918. It were 100 karbovanetz denominations executed in the Ukrainian style but appropriate to the Russian roubles. Since March, 3, 1918 monetary unit in the country became hryvnia as a mark of respect of Ukrainian people to his history. Except for the central government issues within civil war and economic crisis many Ukrainian cities let out own money.

The author of exhibition - Odessa collector Jan Bisselman.



Central Government Issues

100 karbovanetz

10 ╦arbovanetz

25 ╦arbovanetz

25 ╦arbovanetz

50 ╦arbovanetz

100 ╦arbovanetz

1000 ╦arbovanetz


2 hryvnias

5 hryvnias

10 hryvnias

100 hryvnias

500 hryvnias

1000 hryvnias

2000 hryvnias

Odessa Money


3 roubles

5 roubles

25 roubles

50 roubles

Money of Ukrainian cities

1 Bar

2 Braslav

3 ňlisavetgrad

4 Zhitomir

5 Zolochev

6 Kamyanez-Podolsk

7 Kiev

8 Űreminez

9 Crimea

10 Mogilyov - Podolsky

11 Proskurov

12 Feodosiya

13 Kharkov

© The Odessa Museum of Numismatic 2000.