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Coin: Two Stotinki 1981
Description

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (Third Lev (1962 - 1999))
Face value2 (x Stotinka) TypeTwo Stotinki (Third Lev)
Year1981 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
Mintageunknown
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Монетен двор (Bulgarian Mint) No mint mark unknown
MaterialBronze Designer(unknown)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)1.1500
Mass (g)2
Obverse

At centre inside a ring the Coat of Arms of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (the second version: two ribbons under gear wheel at lion's feet, one with date 681 - foundation of Bulgaria, the other one 1944 - year of the communist revolution).

In 1981 only, the legend was changed to ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ (Хиляда и триста години България - Hilyada i trista godini Bulgaria, meaning One thousand and three hundred years [since the foundation of] Bulgaria), from the regular НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ (Народна Република България - Narodna Republika Bulgaria, People's Republic of Bulgaria).

A handful of 1981 error coins exist that carry the regular legend.

Obverse inscription ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Reverse

Denomination 2 СТОТИНКИ (2 Стотинки - 2 Stotinki) above the date 1981, flanked by stems of wheat.

Reverse inscription2 СТОТИНКИ 1981
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Two Stotinki 1981: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ 20 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Two Stotinki 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 112
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 85 (Old legend)
Two Stotinki 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Error coins mintage
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List of all (8) coins of type: Bulgaria / Two Stotinki (Third Lev)
Two Stotinki 1962 Two Stotinki 1974 Two Stotinki 1979 (Proof only) Two Stotinki 1980 (Proof only) Two Stotinki 1981 Two Stotinki 1988
Two Stotinki 1989 Two Stotinki 1990