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Coin: Fifty Leva 1940
Description

The design reverts to the 1930 design, probably due to the fact that Bulgaria and the United Kingdom were on different sides during World War II so Bulgaria could not continue mintage at the Royal Mint London as in 1934.

The edge of the coin carries the inscription "БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ" - God Save Bulgaria.

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))
Face value50 (x Lev) TypeFifty Leva (CuproNickel)
Year1940 CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage12,340,000 (12.3 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Berlin Mint Letter A 12,340,000 (12.3 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerLajos Berán
MonarchЦар Борис III (Tsar Boris III) EffigyPortrait by Lajos Berán
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)27 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)10
Obverse

Effigy of King Boris III facing left (by Lajos Berán), artist's name L. Berán in small letters under the truncation of the neck. Around, БОРИСЪ III ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ (Boris III, King of the Bulgarians). Below, mint mark A of the Berlin Mint.

Obverse inscription БОРИСЪ III ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ
Reverse

Denomination and date 50 ЛЕВА 1940 (50 LEVA 1940) within wreath.

Reverse inscription

50 ЛЕВА 1940

EdgeInscribed Edge inscription

БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ

Fifty Leva 1940: Photos
Fifty Leva 1940: Photo Bulgaria 50 Leva 1940
Bulgaria 50 Leva 1940
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Fifty Leva 1940: Photo Bulgaria 50 Leva 1940
Bulgaria 50 Leva 1940
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Fifty Leva 1940: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 48
Fifty Leva 1940: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mintage
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2014 Design
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List of all (4) coins of type: Bulgaria / Fifty Leva (First Lev)
Fifty Leva 1930 Fifty Leva 1934 Fifty Leva 1940 Fifty Leva 1943