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Bulgaria 10 Leva 2008

Item Code: BG-117b

Front: An engraving portrait of Doctor Peter Beron (1799 - 1871) a National Revival scientist, Renaissance Man, reformer and sponsor of Bulgarian learning. His authograph signature. Stylised globe; rhinoceros; whale. Back: Sketches (astrolabe, etc.) taken from Peter Beron's treatises in astronomy, and his personal telescope. Watermark: Portrait of Doctor Peter Beron; Electrotype bank initials "BNB". Predominant colour: Olive green. Signatures: Ivan Iskrov (Governor); Stefan Tzvetkov (Chief Cashier). Date of Issue: 8 Decembre 2008. Legal tender: Yes. Paper: 100% cotton. Printer: BNB Printing Works, Sofia.

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Dimensions: 126 x 70 mm
Security Features

Raised print - the portrait of Dr. Petar Beron, the words “BULGARSKA NARODNA BANKA” (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK) and “DESET LEVA” (TEN LEVS), the figure “10”, the vignette and the words “10 LEV?” (10 LEVS) appearing on the holografic stripe.

Visually impaired aid - a raised image of a rectangle and circle beneath.

Watermark - a half-tone image of the portrait from the banknote and contrasting initials “BNB" (new element).

Security thread (new design) - a metallized strip woven into the paper with a minitext “BNB 10", partially showing through on the reverse side of the banknote, changing colour from green to red at a different viewing angle, when observed through a polarized filter, tilted black and white stripes can be seen on the reverse side of the banknote’s security strip.

See-through register – as the banknote is held against the light, the figure “10” appears within a rectangular chequered field.

Copy prevention stripe – a holographic stripe featuring a globe with telescope and planet alternating when the viewing angle is changed, images of the number “10” glinting in more effect and chanding colour through motion; demetallized edge of the holographic stripe with a minitext “BULGARSKA NARODNA BANKA 10” (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK 10).

Hidden image (new element) – at a viewing angle of 15-20 degrees, the words “10 LEV?” (10 LEVS) appear on the right of the holographic stripe.

Visually impaired aid - an embossed rectangle and the circle underneath.


Texts: Blgarska Narodna banka. Deset Leva. Upravitel. Glaven Kasier. Za podpravka vinovnite se nakazvat
sglasno zakona. Bulgarian National Bank. Ten Levs.

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