The obverse depicted St. Ivan Rilski with a halo on his head. In his right hand holding a cross and left in manuscript. In his left is the building of the Rila Monastery. Above it is the nominal value of 1 000 leva. Above them has an inscription in cyrillic " St John of Rila".
The reverse depicted the currency of the European Community "ECU” and the year of issue - 1996. It has about 12 stars. In the outer ring has an inscription in English and Bulgarian „Република България” и „Republic of Bulgaria”.
|Year of issue:||1996|