5 Leva Srebro

5 Leva Srebro -  obverse5 Leva Srebro -  reverse

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Issuer Bulgaria
King Ferdinand I (1887-1918)
Type Standard banknote
Year 1916
Value 5 Leva Srebro (5 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Paper
Size 130 × 85 mm
Shape Rectangular (Vertical)
Demonetized 5 May 1924
Number N# 205935
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References P# 16
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA.
And 2 more volumes.


The text “ПЕТЪ ЛЕВА СРЕБРО” (five silver levs) in the middle, the figure “5” in vignettes in the corners

Script: Cyrillic

Петъ Лева Сребро.
Българската Народна Банка
Плаща Прѣдѫвителю въ замѣна на таѫ банкнота

Five Leva Silver
The Bulgarian National Bank
Pays the Bearer for exchange of this banknote


The coat of arms encircled by the text “ЦАРСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ” (Kingdom of Bulgaria) in the middle

Script: Cyrillic

5 Лева
Царство България
За подправка виновнитѣ се наказватъ съгласно $$ 183 и 191 отъ наказ. законъ.

5 Leva
Kingdom of Bulgaria
For forgery the guilty are punished according Art. 183 and 191 of the criminal law




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

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Date No. printed VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (1916)  9 548 000

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Past sales

Pictures Sale Date Grade Price
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Leva SrebroPicture 1 of a sold 5 Leva Srebro
Auction 62
Lot 2659
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 F USD 11.34
(EUR 11.00)
(+ buyer's premium)
Picture 1 of a sold 5 Leva SrebroPicture 1 of a sold 5 Leva Srebro
Auction 62
Lot 2660
Internet Archive
Jun 21, 2022 F USD 15.46
(EUR 15.00)
(+ buyer's premium)

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