Bulgaria P-105 / 1,000 Leva 1994 – UNC




Issued by Blgarska Narodna Banka
Issue 1991-1997 Issue
Withdrawal 31.12.1999
Size 149 x 74 mm
Printer Giesecke & Devrient (Germany) – G&D
Watermark Vasil Levski
Security features Consecutively running black horizontal serial numbers on the obverse of the banknote. Embedded solid 1,25 mm wide vertically positioned security thread bearing the microtext “BNB” in cyrillic letters. Coloured security fibers (hairs) and small parts of the banknote fluoresce while exposed to an ultraviolet light.
Signatures Todor Vulchev (Upravitel – Governor); Lyuben Ivanov (Chief Cashier)
Obverse On the left we see the portrait of Vasil Levski (1837-1873) who is considered to be a national hero of Bulgaria. Vasil Levski ideologised and strategised a revolutionary movement to liberate Bulgaria from Ottoman rule. We see one of his legendary quotes written besides his portrait in Bulgarian: “If I shall win, I shall win for the entire people. If I shall lose, I shall lose only myself” signed Vasil Levski.
Reverse The monument of Vasil Levski in the center of Sofia. Pistol, dagger and a cross on top of a book. Written oath of Vasil Levski after the general meeting in Bucharest on 16 June 1872, which authorizes him to do his work in the entire country.