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Coin: Five Leva 1885
Description

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

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))
Face value5 (x Lev) TypeFive Leva (Silver)
Year1885 CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage1,426,000 (1.4 million)
Mints
NameMintageMint mark
Saint Petersburg Mint 1,426,000 (1.4 million) No mint mark
Material0.900 Silver DesignerNikolaj Formás
MonarchКняз Александър Батенберг (Prince Alexander of Battenberg) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)37 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)25
Obverse

Crowned and mantled large version of the Coat of Arms with supporters, within circle. Around, БЪЛГАРИЯ СЪЕДИНЕНИЕ-ТО ПРАВИ СИЛА-ТА (Bulgaria. Unity Creates Strength.)

In the lower third of both flags, in small letters БЪЛГАРИЯ (Bulgaria), still visible only on high grade coins.

Obverse inscription БЪЛГАРИЯ СЪЕДИНЕНИЕ-ТО ПРАВИ СИЛА-ТА
Reverse

Denomination and date 5 ЛЕВА 1885 (5 LEVA 1885) within wreath.

Reverse inscription

5 ЛЕВА 1885

EdgeInscribed Edge inscription

БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ

Five Leva 1885: Photos
Five Leva 1885: Photo Bulgaria, Alexander I (1879-1886): 5 Leva 1885
Bulgaria, Alexander I (1879-1886): 5 Leva 1885
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Five Leva 1885: Photo Bulgaria, Alexander I (1879-1886): 5 Leva 1885
Bulgaria, Alexander I (1879-1886): 5 Leva 1885
Copyright: Britaly Coins, by permission
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Five Leva 1885: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 7
Davenport60
Five Leva 1885: 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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Five Leva 1885: Some useful external links
Bulgarian Coins: 1885 5 Leva 900 .Silver Coin - Circulation Coins
List of all (7) coins of type: Bulgaria / Five Leva (First Lev)
Five Leva 1884 Five Leva 1885 Five Leva 1892 Five Leva 1894 Five Leva 1930 Five Leva 1941
Five Leva 1943