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Information about reign: Княз Фердинанд I (Prince Ferdinand I)

CountryBulgaria
From7 July 1887
To5 October 1908
Personal InformationKing Ferdinand I of Bulgaria (1861 - 1948)
Description

Ferdinand I (modern Bulgarian: Фердинанд I; contemporary Bulgarian: Фердинандъ I), born Ferdinand Maximilian Karl Leopold Maria of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, was the ruler of Bulgaria from 1887 to 1918, first as knyaz (prince regnant, 1887–1908) and later as tsar (king, 1908–1918).

On 5 October 1908 (celebrated on 22 September), Ferdinand proclaimed Bulgaria's de jure independence from the Ottoman Empire (though the country had been basically independent since 1878). He also proclaimed Bulgaria a kingdom, and assumed the title of tsar - a deliberate nod to the rulers of the earlier Bulgarian states. The Bulgarian Declaration of Independence was proclaimed by him at the Saint Forty Martyrs Church in Turnovo. It was accepted by Turkey and the other European powers.

List of 22 coins issued in reign: Bulgaria / Княз Фердинанд I (Prince Ferdinand I)
NameMintageEffigy
Two and a Half Stotinki 1888 11,646,666
Five Stotinki 1888 14,000,000
Ten Stotinki 1888 10,000,000
Twenty Stotinki 1888 5,000,000
Fifty Stotinki 1891 2,000,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
One Lev 1891 4,000,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
Two Leva 1891 1,500,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
Five Leva 1892 1,001,375 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
One Lev 1894 1,000,013 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
Two Leva 1894 1,000,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
Five Leva 1894 1,800,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
Ten Leva 1894 75,000
Twenty Leva 1894 100,000 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
One Hundred Leva 1894 2,500 Portrait by Аnton Scharff
One Stotinka 1901 20,000,000
Two Stotinki 1901 40,000,000
Five Stotinki 1906 14,000,000
Ten Stotinki 1906 13,000,000
Twenty Stotinki 1906 10,000,000
Fifty Stotinki 1910 400,000 Portrait by Stefan Schwartz
One Lev 1910 3,000,000 Portrait by Stefan Schwartz
Two Leva 1910 400,000 Portrait by Stefan Schwartz