250 Leva

250 Leva - obverse250 Leva - reverse

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Issuer Bulgaria
King Boris III (1918-1943)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1943
Value 250 Leva (250 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Paper
Size 145 × 78 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized 16 March 1947
Number N# 203761
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 65
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 right,a portrait of Tsar Simeon II on the left

Script: Cyrillic

Двеста Петдесетъ Лева
Българската Народна Банка
Плаща Предявителю
София 1943

Two Hundred Fifty Leva
The Bulgarian National Bank
Pays the Bearer
Sofia 1943


A fragment from the picture "Ploughman" by Yaroslav Veshin in the middle

Script: Cyrillic

Двеста Петдесетъ Лева
Banque Nationale de Bulgarie
За подправка виновнитѣ се наказватъ съгласно чл. 183 и 191 отѣ наказателния законъ

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


Thickened parts in the paper visible in the white margin


Bundesdruckerei (Reichsdruckerei), Berlin, Germany (1879-date)

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1943  88% P# 65a - one letter serial # prefix
1943  4% P# 65b - "AO" serial # prefix
1943  8% P# 65x - "Ч", "Ш" serial # prefix (Not Issued)

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Picture 1 of a sold 250 LevaPicture 1 of a sold 250 Leva
Auction 59
Lot 2026
Internet Archive
Apr 23, 2022 Undetermined UNC USD 106.02
(EUR 101.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 250 LevaPicture 1 of a sold 250 Leva
Auction 62
Lot 2706
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 Undetermined XF USD 38.84
(EUR 37.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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