Change coins of 1, 2 and 5 kopiyka denominations are manufactured of white metal, of 10, 25 and 50 kopyika denomimations - of bronzed colour metal, 1 grivna - of yellow copper-based metal.
kopiyka - diameter - 16,0 mm, thickness - 1,20 mm,
weight - 1,50 g, stainless steel;
On the coin obverse there is a TRIDENT depiction in the centre, i.e. the coat of arms of Ukraine, framed on both sides with an ornament of two oak leaves and two ears of wheat. There is a UKRAINE inscription above the coat of arms, and the year of coin mintage beneath it.
On the coin reverse there is a digital designation of coin denomination, and beneath it - a corresponding inscription of "kopiyka", "kopiykas", "grivna".
The upper edge of the denomination letters is horizontal, the lower one has a downward arched form. The denomination is framed with a conventionalized wreath of leaves and berries.
Both the coin obverse and reverse are framed unbroken salient edging along the perimeter.
The rim of coins of 1 and 2 kopyika denominations is smooth, and that of 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopyika denominations is corrugated; the rim of the coin of 1 Grivna denomination; is inscribed with "ONE GRIVNA" and "1996", separated with dots from one another.