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Coin type: Five Stotinki (Third Lev)
Description

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Stotinka)
Years produced1962 - 1990 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
MaterialBronze Designer(unknown)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22 Thickness (mm)1.1000
Mass (g)3
Obverse

At centre inside a ring the Coat of Arms of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (in 1962 only, the first version: one ribbon under gear wheel at lion's feet, featuring the date of the Communist uprising, 9 IX 1944; 1974 and later: 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).

In 1974, the font of the lettering was changed to a more "modern" style but the legend remained the same.

In 1981 only, the legend was changed to ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ (Хиляда и триста години България - Hilyada i trista godini Bulgaria, meaning One thousand and three hundred years [since the foundation of] Bulgaria).

Obverse inscription

НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ

Reverse

Denomination 5 СТОТИНКИ (5 Стотинки - 5 Stotinki) above the date, flanked by stems of wheat. In 1974 the design was slightly restyled.

Reverse inscription

5 СТОТИНКИ [year]

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

List of 8 coins of type: Five Stotinki (Third Lev) from Bulgaria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Stotinki 1962 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1974 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1979 (Proof only) 2,000 НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1980 (Proof only) 2,000 НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1981 unknown ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1988 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1989 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Five Stotinki 1990 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ