Detailed information about Coin: Two Leva 1916 from Bulgaria
The edge of the coin carries the inscription "БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ" - God Save Bulgaria.
The 1916 issue of Bulgarian coins was never released into circulation. It was all supposed to have been remelted; however, an unknown (but very small) number of coins have made it into the market.
According to the Bulgarian National Bank, around 10 examples are thought to have survived.
Collectors should beware of forgeries.
|Country||Bulgaria||Currency||Lev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))|
|Face value||2 (x Lev)||Type||Two Leva (Silver)|
|Year||1916||Current||No (demonetised 1952)|
|Mintage||2,286,008 (2.3 million)|
|Material||0.835 Silver||Designer||Rudolf Marschall|
|Monarch||Цар Фердинанд I (Tsar Ferdinand I)||Effigy||Portrait by Rudolf Marschall|
|Production technology||Milled (machine-made)||Shape||Round|
|Size (mm)||27||Thickness (mm)|
Effigy of King Ferdinand I of Bulgaria facing left (by Rudolf Marschall). Below, in small letters, the artist's name: R. Marschall. Around, ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ (Ferdinand I, King of the Bulgarians).
|Obverse inscription||ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ|
Denomination and date 2 ЛЕВА 1916 (2 LEVA 1916) within wreath.
2 ЛЕВА 1916
БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
|Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins||Bulgaria KM# 32|
|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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