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Bulgaria 20 Leva 1999

Item Code: BG-118A

Front: A portrait of Stefan Stambolov (1854 - 1895) a politician and a founder of Modern Bulgaria. Cover
facsimile of his anthology “Songs and Poems” issued in Bucharest in 1877, and his poem “To My Comrades”.
Below appears the Seal of the Edinstvo (Unity) Committee in Tarnovo, whose co-founder Stambolov was. His
authograph signature. Back: National Assembly building and fragments of Orlov Most and Lavov Most (Sofia's
Eagle and Lion Bridges): public edifices linked with his period in office; and manuscript in his handwriting.
Watermark: Portrait of Stefan Stambolov.
Predominant colour: Blue. Signature: Svetoslav Gavriiski
(Governor); Lyuben Ivanov (Chief Cashier). Date of Issue:
5 July 1999. Legal tender: Yes.
Paper: 100% cotton. Printer:
BNB Printing Works, Sofia.

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Dimensions: 131 x 73 mm
Security Features

Anti-copy Stripe - a hologram stripe consisting of alternating images of an eagle (an element of the design on the reverse of the banknote), the figure “20” and the text “LEV?” (LEVS) appearing as miniprint, which change their colour when seen from a different angle.

Security Thread - a thread incorporated in the banknote paper with the text “BNB 20" appearing as a negative microprint.

Watermark - a half-tone outline of the portrait depicted on the banknote.

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 figure “20” is seen in a square checkered field.

Microprint on the obverse - to the left of the portrait there are alternating lines with the texts: “STEFAN STAMBOLOV", “1854 - 1895” and “20 LEV?" (20 LEVS); to the right of the portrait in the two vertical lines: the text “STEFAN STAMBOLOV"; the text “20 LEV?" (20 LEVS) printed within the boundaries of the denomination figure “20”; the figure “20” forming a stripe underneath the shoulder of the portrait image.

Microprint on the reverse - above the image of the lion - a stripe of figures “20”; in the right side of the banknote - the figure “20”.

The obverse of the banknote features the embossed texts “BULGARSKA NARODNA BANKA”, “DVADESET LEVA” (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK, TWENTY LEVS), the figure of the denomination “20”, the vignette, and the text “20 LEV?” (20 LEVS) on the anti-copy stripe.

Visually impaired aid - two embossed circles.


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

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