10 Leva

10 Leva -  obverse10 Leva -  reverse

Obverse © nordboutik59 – Reverse © Jérémy Pureur


Issuer Bulgaria
Period Republic (1990-date)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1999-2008
Value 10 Leva
10 BGN = USD 4.96
Currency Fourth lev (1999-date)
Composition Paper
Size 126 × 70 mm
Shape Rectangular
Number N# 202172
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 117
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, United States.
And 2 more volumes.


Dr. Peter Bereon at left, holographic strip along left edge.

Script: Cyrillic

Българска Народна Банка
Десет Лева

Bulgarian National Bank
Ten Leva


Astronomy sketches and telescope.

Script: Cyrillic

Българска Народна Банка
Десет Лева

Bulgarian National Bank
Ten Leva


Printing Works of the Bulgarian National Bank (Печатница на Българска народна банка), Sofia, Bulgaria (2001-date)


UV: fibres fluoresce yellow and blue, series of 10 fluoresce yellow at left end.

Two varieties exist:

  • Red and brown stripe next to the holographic strip (P#117a)

  • Grey and brown stripe next to the holographic strip (P#117b)

For similar notes dated 2020 with a brown rectangle top left, see N# 302329.

See also

Manage my collection

Please sign in or create an account to manage your collection.

Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1999  $ 4.47 $ 4.47 $ 5.02 $ 5.86 40% P#117a
1999  0.3% P#117s1: Specimen
2008  $ 4.89 $ 6.13 $ 6.13 $ 6.13 62% P#117b
2008  3% P#117s2: Specimen

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as an indication only; they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging. Numista does not buy or sell coins or banknotes.

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this banknote. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

Get this banknote

Members from this site want to exchange it: smiver, Bernache, Numismatica Balladares, AlKalenski, pejope, Ollisaarinen, nikola94, spapadak44, Avraham Cohen, fada, dass, Bavariat, Coinswhatihavefound

Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×143)
Country: Netherlands
Languages: English Dutch
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×144)
Country: France
Languages: French
Feedback: none
Country: United States
Languages: English
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×17)
Country: Bulgaria
Languages: English Bulgarian Russian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×1)
Country: Croatia
Languages: English Croatian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×837)
Country: Finland
Languages: English Finnish Swedish
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×20)
Country: Montenegro
Languages: English Croatian Serbian
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×378)
Country: Greece
Languages: English Greek
Feedback: none
Country: Israel
Languages: English Spanish French Hebrew
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×130)
Country: Italy
Languages: English
Feedback: none
Languages: French
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×363)
Country: Germany
Languages: English German
Feedback: 5/55/55/55/55/5 (×3)
Country: United Kingdom
Languages: English French

» See the details of the banknotes available for swap

Numista Rarity index: 25 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin or banknote and 100 meaning a rare coin or banknote among Numista members.

» Buy banknotes from Bulgaria at eBay

Contribute to the catalogue

Modify or add data on this page
Register a past auction sale
Duplicate this page