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Coin: One Lev 1923

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))
Face value1 (x Lev) TypeOne Lev (Aluminium)
Year1923 CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage40,000,000 (40.0 million)
NameMintageMint mark
Vienna Mint 40,000,000 (40.0 million) No mint mark
MaterialAluminium Designerunlnown
MonarchЦар Борис III (Tsar Boris III) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)1.5000

Crowned and mantled large version of the Coat of Arms with supporters, within circle. Around, БѪЛГАРИЯ СѪЕДИНЕНИЕТО ПРАВИ СИЛАТА (Bulgaria. Unity Creates Strength.) Note the unique spelling, used only in this year.


Denomination and date 1 ЛЕВ 1923 (1 LEV 1923) within wreath. Note the spelling: ЛЕВ and not ЛЕВЪ. On coins of the Kingdom of Bulgaria, this was the only year it was used (later, it reverted to ЛЕВЪ again).

After 1945 there was a spelling reform and it became the official spelling which has been used on the coins of the Republic of Bulgaria.

Reverse inscription

1 ЛЕВ 1923

EdgeMilled Edge inscription


One Lev 1923: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 35
One Lev 1923: References to Information Used
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mintage
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List of all (10) coins of type: Bulgaria / One Lev (First Lev)
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