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

Coin type: One Lev (Third Lev)
Description

Krause catalogues incorrectly list the composition of these coins as Nickel Brass.

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value1 (x Lev)
Years produced1962 - 1990 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
MaterialCuproNickel Designer(unknown)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)24 Thickness (mm)1.3000
Mass (g)4.8000
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 inscriptionНАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Reverse

Denomination 1 ЛЕВ (1 Лев - 1 Lev) above the date, flanked by stems of wheat. In 1974 the design was slightly restyled.

Reverse inscription1 ЛЕВ [year]
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
List of 7 coins of type: One Lev (Third Lev) from Bulgaria
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
One Lev 1962 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1979 (Proof only) 2,000 НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1980 (Proof only) 2,000 НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1981 unknown ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1988 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1989 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
One Lev 1990 unknown НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ