|A Bulgarian 50 Leva banknote featuring Hristo G. Danov (1828 - 1911) and his printing press. Danov is considered the Bulgarian Gutenberg as he began the first large-scale book publishing in the country in the mid-19th century. Today, the Danov house is a Museum of Book Publishing in the town of Plovdiv where you can see his original platen press. Danov established a school, a bindery and a bookshop in Plovdiv, and contributed greatly to the development of Bulgarian education. During his lifetime, Danov printed over 1000 books and 900 educational training aids such as maps, atlases, globes and charts. |
Bulgaria's got it right. Their banknotes are beautiful designs and the concept of glorifying education and the printing press has the greatest currency value.
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