500 Leva

500 Leva - obverse500 Leva - reverse

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Features

Issuer Bulgaria
King Boris III (1918-1943)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1942
Value 500 Leva (500 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Paper
Size 173 × 90 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 16 March 1947
Number N# 203565
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 60
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

A portrait of Tsar Boris III in a military uniform on the left

Script: Cyrillic

Lettering:
Петстотинъ Лева
Българската Народна Банка
Плаща Предявителю
София 1942 год.

Translation:
Five Hundred Leva
The Bulgarian National Bank
Pays the Bearer
Sofia 1942 y.

Designer: Vasil Zahariev

Reverse

A picture of a bulgarian woman on the right

Script: Cyrillic

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

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

Designer: Vasil Zahariev

Watermark

“БНБ” (BNB) visible in the wider white margin light blue and light violet ribbons with small inscriptions “Българска народна банка” (Bulgarian National Bank) incorporated in the paper

Printer

Giesecke+Devrient (Giesecke & Devrient), Leipzig, Germany (1852-date)

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
1942  18 000 000 $ 1.60

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 500 LevaPicture 1 of a sold 500 Leva
Katz
Auction 62
Lot 2702
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 VF USD 34.84
(EUR 33.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 500 LevaPicture 1 of a sold 500 Leva
Katz
Auction 62
Lot 2703
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 VF USD 20.06
(EUR 19.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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