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Bulgaria

 

3 Leva, 1951

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5 Leva, 1951

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10 Leva, 1951

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Front: Georgi Mikhailov Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian Communist leader

Back: Farm tractor

 

25 Leva, 1951

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Front: Georgi Mikhailov Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian Communist leader

Back: Railroad construction

 

50 Leva, 1951

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Front: Georgi Mikhailov Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian Communist leader

Back: Peasant woman with baskets of roses

 

100 Leva, 1951

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Front: Georgi Mikhailov Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian Communist leader

Back: Woman picking grapes in vineyard

 

200 Leva, 1951

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Front: Georgi Mikhailov Dimitrov (1882-1949), Bulgarian Communist leader

Back: Farmers harvesting tobacco

 

5 Leva, 1974

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1000 Leva, 1994

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Front: Vassil Levski (1837-1873), Bulgarian national hero

Levski was a life-long revolutionary. He fought to free Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire. He was arrested by the Turkish authorities, sentenced and hanged in 1873.

Back: Monument and writings of Levski

 

1 Lev, 1999

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Front: Saint John of Rila (876-946), Bulgarian monk

Back: Rila Monastery

 

Rila Monastery

Rila Monastery

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2 Leva, 1999

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Front: Paisii Hilendarski (1722-1773), traveling monk

Father Paisii Hilendarski was the author of Slavonic-Bulgarian History (1762), which marked the beginning of the Bulgarian Renaissance.

Back: Heraldic lion

 

5 Leva, 1999

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Front: Ivan Milev (1897-1927), Bulgarian painter

Back: Fragments from his paintings "A Woman Harvesting", "The Bulgarian Madonna" and "Wedding of the Dragon"

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10 Leva, 1999

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Front: Peter Beron (1799-1871), Bulgarian educator

Back: Sketches taken from Peter Beron's treatises in astronomy, and his personal telescope

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20 Leva, 1999

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Front: Stefan Stambolov (1854-1895), Bulgarian revolutionary and statesman

Back: National Assembly building; Eagles' and Lions' Bridges in Sofia

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50 Leva, 1999

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Front: Pencho Slaveykov (1866-1912), Bulgarian poet

Back: Slaveykov's poems: the national epic "A Song of Blood", and a set of plates from his anthology "Epic Songs"; a portrait of his great love - fellow poet Mara Belcheva.

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100 Leva, 2003

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Front: Aleko Konstantinov (1863-1897), Bulgarian writer

Back: Items from the life and works of Aleko Konstantinov

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20 Leva, 2005 Hybrid
Commemorates the first Bulgarian banknotes of 1885

20 leva 2005 front
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This is the world's first hybrid polymer bank note, a paper note with a vertical polymer strip.

Front: Stylized elements from the National Bank building

Back: A replica of the first Bulgarian 20 Leva bank note of 1885 and the old National Bank building

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Bulgaria, a Balkan country on the Black Sea in southeastern Europe, was conquered by the Bulgars, an Asiatic tribe, in the 7th century. The Bulgarian kingdoms continued to exist until the east bulgarian kingdom came under turkish rule in 1393, and the west kingdom in 1396. Bulgaria was made a principality under Turkish suzerainty in 1878. Became a independent Bulgarian kingdom in 1908. A People's Republic was established after WWII. A new republican government was elected in 1991. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Bulgaria.

 

 

 

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