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Coin: Fifty Stotinki 1977

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.

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (Third Lev (1962 - 1999))
Face value50 (x Stotinka) TypeFifty Stotinki (University Games)
Year1977 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million)
NameMint markMintage
Монетен двор (Bulgarian Mint) No mint mark 2,000,000 (2.0 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStefan Nenov, Georgi Chapkunov
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23 Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)4

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 inscription50 СТОТИНКИ 1977
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Fifty Stotinki 1977: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 98
Fifty Stotinki 1977: References to Information Used
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mintage
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Bullion in Singapore
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Bullion in Singapore
List of all (9) coins of type: Bulgaria / Fifty Stotinki (Third Lev)
Fifty Stotinki 1962 Fifty Stotinki 1974 Fifty Stotinki 1977 Fifty Stotinki 1979 (Proof only) Fifty Stotinki 1980 (Proof only) Fifty Stotinki 1981
Fifty Stotinki 1988 Fifty Stotinki 1989 Fifty Stotinki 1990