The Bulgarian National Bank says it plans to introduce a revised BGN 10 banknote on 12 June.
According to the bank, the overall design and the main elements of the new banknote series will not feature any significant changes compared to the banknotes already in circulation.
The changes are related to the introduction of new security features and are as follows:
- Additional mark for visually impaired people. Two thick and eight thin lines at an angle along the short sides of the banknote.
- Hologram stripe with optical effects. Images of the earth globe, a telescope, and a planet, alternating when the banknote is tilted; a coloured hologram portrait of Dr. Petar Beron; images of a “crowned lion rampant” with a dynamic effect and a 3D image of the number 10.
- Security thread built into the paper and partially appearing on the reverse, with a repeating light-coloured text ‘БНБ 10’ (BNB 10) and a diagonal dynamic optical effect, shifting its colour from golden to green. The repeating text ‘БНБ 10’ is visible on the obverse when the banknote is held up to the light.
- High resolution watermark seen when the banknote is held up to the light. It represents a high resolution half-tone portrait of Dr. Petar Beron. The image is also visible on the reverse of the banknote.
The BGN 10 banknotes issued in 1999 and 2008 will remain in circulation along with the new BGN 10 banknotes.