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Detailed information about coin type: Fifty Leva (Third Lev) from Bulgaria:

Coin type: Fifty Leva (Third Lev)

Due to inflation, the regular circulating series was extended with 20 and 50 Leva denominations in 1989.

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value20 (x Lev)
Year produced1989 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer(unknown)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)

At centre inside a ring the Coat of Arms of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (second version: two ribbons, one with date 681 - foundation of Bulgaria, the other one 1944 - year of the communist revolution); along the top edge: НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА (Народна Република - Narodna Republika, People's Republic), along the bottom edge: БЪЛГАРИЯ (България - Bulgaria).


Denomination 50 ЛЕВА (50 Лева - 50 Leva) above the date, flanked by stems of wheat.

Reverse inscription50 ЛЕВА 1989
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone