Fifty Stotinki (University Games), Coin Type from Bulgaria - detailed information

Fifty Stotinki (University Games), Coin Type from Bulgaria (issued 1977 - 1977)
Coin TypeFifty Stotinki (University Games)

The only circulating commemorative 50 stotinki coin of the People's Republic of Bulgaria.

Issued to commemorate the University Games sport event in Sofia (Universiada 1977). Designed by Stefan Ненов (Stefan Nenov) and Георги Чапкънов Georgi Chapkunov.

Notably, neither side of the coin has a legend that shows which country it is from.


Runner carrying a flaming torch. Left of the figure in three lines УНИВЕРСИАДА СОФИЯ 1977 (Универсиада София 1977 - Universiada Sofia 1977).

Obverse Inscription УНИВЕРСИАДА СОФИЯ 1977

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). Below that, in three lines the denomination and date, 50 СТОТИНКИ 1977 (50 Стотинки 1977 - 50 Stotinki 1977).

Separated by the Coat of Arms, in small letters the designers' initials СН (SN for Stefan Nenov) and ГЧ (GCh for Georgi Chapkunov).

Reverse Inscription 50 СТОТИНКИ 1977
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Fifty Stotinki (University Games) - (1) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Fifty Stotinki 1977 2,000,000 УНИВЕРСИАДА СОФИЯ 1977
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Fifty Stotinki (University Games): Details
Sub-type ofFifty Stotinki (Third Lev)
Face Value50 (x Stotinka)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
DesignerStefan Nenov, Georgi Chapkunov
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size23.000 mm
Thickness1.400 mm
Mass4.000 g