500 Leva

500 Leva - obverse500 Leva - reverse

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Features

Issuer Bulgaria
King Boris III (1918-1943)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1922
Value 500 Leva (500 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Paper
Size 167 × 85 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 31 December 1937
Number N# 203353
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 39
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.

Obverse

The coat of arms in the middle

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
Петстотин Лева
Българската Народна Банка
Плаща Предявителю
София 1922 г.

Translation:
Five Hundred Leva
The Bulgarian National Bank
Pays the Bearer
Sofia 1922 y.

Designers: Dimitar Gyudjenov, Nikola Kozhouharov

Reverse

A view from port Varna

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
Петстотин Лева
Banque Nationale de Bulgarie
За подправка виновните се наказват сѫгласно чл. 183 и 191 от наказателния закон.

Translation:
Five Hundred Leva
Banque Nationale de Bulgarie
For forgery the guilty are punished according Art. 183 and 191 of the criminal law

Designers: Dimitar Gyudjenov, Nikola Kozhouharov

Watermark

None

Printer

American Banknote Corporation (American Bank Note Company), Ottawa,New York, United States (1795-date)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1922  2 400 000 P#39a
1922  P#39s1 - Specimen with punch hole
1922  P#39s2 - Specimen perforated (Cancelled)

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