500 Leva


Issuer Bulgaria
King Boris III (1918-1943)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1929
Value 500 Leva (500 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Paper
Size 173 × 89 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 16 March 1947
Number N# 203524
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 52
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.


The coat of arms on the left,the portrait of Tsar Boris III in a military uniform on the right

Script: Cyrillic

Петстотинъ Лева
Българската Народна Банка
Плаща Предявителю
София 1929г.

Five Hundred Leva
The Bulgarian National Bank
Pays the Bearer
Sofia 1929 y.

Designers: Alexander Bozhinov, Vasil Zahariev


A view from the Iskar Defile

Script: Cyrillic

Петстотинъ Лева
Banque Nationale de Bulgarie
За подправка виновнитѣ се наказватъ съгласно чл. 183 и 191 отъ наказателния законъ.

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

Designers: Alexander Bozhinov, Vasil Zahariev


The head of God Hermes de-picted in a 35 mm circle


De La Rue (Thomas de la Rue, Thomas De La Rue & Co., TDLR), London, United Kingdom (1821-date)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1929  3 000 000 $ 16

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Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 500 LevaPicture 1 of a sold 500 Leva
Auction 62
Lot 2696
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 VF USD 38.99
(EUR 37.00)
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