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Coin: Twenty Leva 1894
Description

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

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))
Face value20 (x Lev) TypeTwenty Leva (Gold)
Year1894 CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage100,000 (100000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Kremnitz Mint, Austria-Hungary К.Б. 100,000 (100000)
Material0.900 Gold DesignerАnton Scharff
MonarchКняз Фердинанд I (Prince Ferdinand I) EffigyPortrait by Аnton Scharff
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)21 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)6.4500
Obverse

Effigy of Prince Ferdinand I facing left (by Аnton Scharff), artist's initials A.S. in small letters under the truncation of the neck. Around, ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ (Ferdinand I, Bulgarian Prince).

Below, К.Б. - Cyrillic script version of the K.B. mint mark of the Kremnitz Mint (from Hungarian Körmöcz-Bánya or German Kremnitz-Bergstadt).

Obverse inscription ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ
Reverse

Denomination 20 ЛЕВА (20 LEVA) on both sides of small version of the Coat of Arms of Bulgaria. Around above, КНЯЖЕСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ (Principality of Bulgaria). Below, the date 1894.

Reverse inscriptionКНЯЖЕСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ 20 ЛЕВА 1894
EdgeInscribed Edge inscriptionБОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Twenty Leva 1894: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof unknown
Twenty Leva 1894: Photos
Twenty Leva 1894: Photo BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
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Twenty Leva 1894: Photo BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
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Twenty Leva 1894: Photo 1894-KB 20 leva
1894-KB 20 leva
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Twenty Leva 1894: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Friedberg, Gold Coins of the WorldBulgaria 3
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 20
Twenty Leva 1894: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2014 Design
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Twenty Leva 1894: Some useful external links
Bulgaria 1894-KB 20 leva - CoinFactsWiki Bulgarian Coins: 1894 20 Leva 900 .Gold Coin - Circulation Coins
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List of all (4) coins of type: Bulgaria / Twenty Leva (First Lev)
Twenty Leva 1894 Twenty Leva 1912 Twenty Leva 1930 Twenty Leva 1940