FIRST Bulgarian Commemorative note 20 leva 2005 UNC
Year of issue: 2005
Nominal value: 20 leva
Dimensions: 134 x 74 mm
Mintage: 250 000
The front of the banknote features symbolic elements of the BNB: stylised elements of the BNB building, the BNB emblem, and other multi-coloured background structures, vignettes, rosettes, analogous to the banknotes of the first BNB issues.
The back of the banknote features a replica of the first Bulgarian banknote of BGN 20 issued in 1885, the old BNB building, the sculpture image of a seated woman used for the banknotes of BGN 1 and 2, issued in 1920, and the coat of arms of the Principality of Bulgaria.
Background colour : violet
Paper : toned in pale violet
Watermark : a halftone image of a rampant lion;
Electrotype watermark : the abbreviation “BNB” for Bulgarian National Bank
Anti-copier line comprising:
• security element in the form of a window in the paper, through which the numerals “20” can be seen when the banknote is on a white pad, and on a black pad – diagonal lines;
• holographic image of the numeral “20” which pulsates in various colors when the banknote is tilted;
• the emblem of the Bulgarian National Bank with a holographic effect;
Security thread – a band built in the paper, with a negative mini-text “20”, which partially comes out on the back of the note and changes its colour from violet to green; See-through register Â– when the note is held up to the light, the image of the numeral “20” is formed in a rectangular chessboard field;
Optical variable ink (OVI) – when the sight angle is changed, the numeral “20” in the lower right corner of the note front changes its colour from violet to green; Feature for the visually impaired – a high relief image of two circles, one above the other.