Hryvnia - the national currency of Ukraine (since 1996). The currency code is UAH, digital - 980, symbol - ₴. 1 UAH = 100 kopecks.
The word hryvnia in the period of Kievan Rus meant female decoration in the form of a hoop, later this word was used as a measure of weight and count. The first coins in the Ukrainian lands, on which was the image of the coat of arms "trident", began to make Prince Vladimir the Great in the X century. During feudal fragmentation in the XII-XIV centuries, coinage stopped. The role of money served silver bars, which were called "hryvnia." From 1918 to 1922, the hryvnia existed as a monetary unit of the Ukrainian People's Republic.
Modern hryvnia was introduced into circulation in September 1996, as the national currency of independent Ukraine (since 1991). But already in 1992, the first coins were minted at the Lugansk ammunition plant and the Italian Mint, and paper banknotes were printed in Canada and the United Kingdom. Since 1994, there is a banknote factory, and since 1998 - the Mint.