New Bulgarian Banknotes in Circulation as of 5 July 1999


1 LEV
The obverse of the banknote features an icon of 1789 of St. Joan of Rila (876 - 946).
The principal church in the Rila Monastery is depicted on the reverse of the banknote.
Background colour - red.
Dimensions - 112 x 60 mm.


2 LEVS
The obverse of the banknote reveals a portrait of Paisii Hilendarski (1722 - 1773) a famous figure of Bulgarian national renascence.
The reverse of the banknote features shields belonging to Bulgarian tsars, and a facsimile of the "Istoria Slavyanobolgarska"
Background colour -violet.
Dimensions - 116 x 64 mm.


5 LEVS
The main design on the obverse of the banknote is a portrait of Ivan Milev (1897 -1927), a painter and one of the first exponents of art noveau in Bulgaria.
The reverse of the banknote represents elements of paintings by this artist.
Background colour - burgundy red.
Dimensions - 121 x 67 mm.


10 LEVS
The obverse of the banknote portrays Doctor Peter Beron (1799 - 1871).
The reverse of the banknote features sketches from Peter Beronís scientific treatises and his personal telescope.
Background colour - green.
Dimensions - 126 x 70 mm.


20 LEVS
The main design on the obverse of the banknote is a portrait of the Bulgarian statesman Stefan Stambolov (1854 - 1895).
The reverse of the banknote depicts the building of the National Assembly, and fragments of Eaglesí Bridge, and Lionsí Bridge in Sofia.
Background colour - blue.
Dimensions - 131 x 73 mm.


50 LEVS
A portrait of Bulgariaís great poet Pencho Slaveykov (1866 - 1912) is the main design on the obverse of the banknote.
Some illustrations to his books of poetry are seen on the reverse of the banknote.
Background colour - brown.
Dimensions - 136 x 76 mm.


More information about new Bulgarian banknotes and coins in circulation as of 5 July 1999 please find on the homepage of the Bulgarian National Bank
http://www.bnb.bg