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Bulgaria 2 Leva 2005

Item Code: BG-115B

Front: An engraving of Pagisios of Hiliandar - Paisiy Hilendarski (1722 - 1773). Zografou Monastery on
Mount Athos, the Monastery Seal, and the interior of Pagisios' monastic cell. Excerpt from "Istoriya
. Back: Facsimile of the Zografou draft of the of the "Historiae Sclavo-Bulgaricus" with
a list of Bulgarian rulers, which
is overprinted with impressions of Tsar Kalogiannis Ring Seal and three seals
with the images of Bulgarian Sovereigns Mihail Shishman, Svetoslav Terter and Tsar Ivan Asen II. Hristofor
Zhefarovich's lion rampant with the names of Bulgarian rulers from the First and Second Empires overprinted in
microscopic lettering.
Bulgarian Coat of Arms with three lions couchant, as published in the Gruenberg Heraldic
Compendium of 1483. Watermark: Rampant lion facing left. Predominant colours: Violet and pink on light blue.
Signature: Ivan Iskrov (Governor); Stefan Tzvetkov (Chief Cashier). Date of Issue: 2005 (5 July 1999).
Legal tender: Yes. Paper: 100% cotton. Printer: BNB Printing Works, Sofia.

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Dimensions: 116 x 64 mm
Security Features

Anti-copy Stripe - a hologram stripe consisting of rhomboid elements which change their colour when seen from different angles.

Security Thread - a thread incorporated in the banknote paper with initials “BNB" appearing as a negative microprint.

Watermark - a half-tone silhouette of a rampant lion.

Fluorescence - elements of the pattern, serial numbers and fibres in the paper fluoresce under UV light.

Transparent register element - when the banknote is held against the light the digit “2” is seen in a square checkered field.

Microprint on the obverse - to the left of the portrait: the text “PAISIY HILENDARSKI” (PAGISIOS OF HILIANDAR); text “2 LEVA” (2 LEVS) printed within the boundaries of the denomination digit “2”; vertical lines starting from the digit “2”.

Microprint on the reverse - The image of the lion features the names of Bulgarian tsars “IVAN ALEKSAND'R MIHAIL III SHISHMAN” (IVAN ALEXANDER MIHAIL III SHISHMAN).

The obverse of the banknote features the embossed portrait, the texts “B'LGARSKA NARODNA BANKA”, “DVA LEVA” (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK, TWO LEVS), the vignette, and the digit of the denomination “2” on the anti-copy stripe.

Visually impaired aid - two embossed rectangles.


Texts: Bwlgarska Narodna banka. Dva Leva. Upravitel. Glaven Kasier. Za podpravka vinovnite se nakazvat
swglasno zakona. Bulgarian National Bank. Two Levs.

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