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Information about currency: Lev

Currency nameLev
CountryBulgaria
Dates1881 -
System

1 Lev = 100 Stotinki

Description

The lev (Bulgarian: лев, plural: лева, левове / leva, levove) is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki (стотинки, singular: stotinka, стотинка). In archaic Bulgarian the word "lev" meant "lion", a word which in the modern language became lăv (in Bulgarian: лъв).

Currency Lev periods:
Period Code From To
Fourth Lev BGN 1999
Third Lev BGL 1962 1999
Second Lev BGK 1952 1962
First Lev BGJ 1881 1952
Currency Lev was used:
Country From To
Bulgaria Bulgarian Lev (Fourth Lev) 1999
Bulgaria Bulgarian Lev (Third Lev) 1962 1999
Bulgaria Bulgarian Lev (Second Lev) 1952 1962
Bulgaria Bulgarian Lev (First Lev) 1881 1952
Coin types of currency Lev:
One Hundred Leva (First Lev) 1894 - 1937
  One Hundred Leva (Gold) 1894 - 1912
  One Hundred Leva (Silver) 1930 - 1937

Fifty Leva (First Lev) 1930 - 1943
  Fifty Leva (Silver) 1930 - 1934
  Fifty Leva (CuproNickel) 1940 - 1940
  Fifty Leva (Iron) 1943 - 1943

Fifty Leva (Third Lev) 1989 - 1989

Twenty Leva (First Lev) 1894 - 1940
  Twenty Leva (Gold) 1894 - 1912
  Twenty Leva (Silver) 1930 - 1930
  Twenty Leva (CuproNickel) 1940 - 1940

Twenty Leva (Third Lev) 1989 - 1989

Ten Leva (First Lev) 1894 - 1943
  Ten Leva (Gold) 1894 - 1894
  Ten Leva (CuproNickel) 1930 - 1930
  Ten Leva (Iron) 1941 - 1943

Ten Leva (Third Lev) 1963 - 1990

Five Leva (First Lev) 1884 - 1943
  Five Leva (Silver) 1884 - 1894
  Five Leva (CuproNickel) 1930 - 1930
  Five Leva (Iron) 1941 - 1943

Five Leva (Third Lev) 1963 - 1990

Two Leva (First Lev) 1882 - 1943
  Two Leva (Silver) 1882 - 1916
  Two Leva (Aluminium) 1923 - 1923
  Two Leva (CuproNickel) 1925 - 1925
  Two Leva (Iron) 1941 - 1943

Two Leva (Third Lev, Circulating Commemorative) 1968 - 1976

One Lev (First Lev) 1882 - 1941
  One Lev (Silver) 1882 - 1916
  One Lev (Aluminium) 1923 - 1923
  One Lev (CuproNickel) 1925 - 1925
  One Lev (Iron) 1941 - 1941

One Lev (Second Lev) 1960 - 1960

Fifty Stotinki (First Lev) 1883 - 1937
  Fifty Stotinki (Silver) 1883 - 1916
  Fifty Stotinki (Aluminium Bronze) 1937 - 1937

Fifty Stotinki (Second Lev) 1959 - 1959

One Lev (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

Twenty Stotinki (First Lev) 1888 - 1917
  Twenty Stotinki (CuproNickel) 1888 - 1913
  Twenty Stotinki (Zinc) 1917 - 1917

Twenty Five Stotinki (Second Lev) 1951 - 1951

Fifty Stotinki (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990
  Fifty Stotinki (Third Lev, Regular) 1962 - 1990
  Fifty Stotinki (University Games) 1977 - 1977

Ten Stotinki (First Lev) 1881 - 1917
  Ten Stotinki (Bronze) 1881 - 1881
  Ten Stotinki (CuproNickel) 1888 - 1913
  Ten Stotinki (Zinc) 1917 - 1917

Twenty Stotinki (Second Lev) 1952 - 1954

Twenty Stotinki (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

Five Stotinki (First Lev) 1881 - 1917
  Five Stotinki (Bronze) 1881 - 1881
  Five Stotinki (CuproNickel) 1888 - 1913
  Five Stotinki (Zinc) 1917 - 1917

Ten Stotinki (Second Lev) 1951 - 1951

Ten Stotinki (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

Two and a Half Stotinki (First Lev) 1888 - 1888

Five Stotinki (Second Lev) 1951 - 1951

Five Stotinki (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

Two Stotinki (First Lev) 1881 - 1912

Three Stotinki (Second Lev) 1951 - 1951

Two Stotinki (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

One Stotinka (First Lev) 1901 - 1912

One Stotinka (Second Lev) 1951 - 1951

One Stotinka (Third Lev) 1962 - 1990

Two Leva (Third Lev, Non-circulating Commemorative) 1963 - 1989