Fifty Stotinki 1977, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

Fifty Stotinki 1977, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1999)
CoinFifty 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.

MintBulgarian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million)
Obverse
Bulgaria / Fifty Stotinki 1977 - obverse photo

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
Reverse
Bulgaria / Fifty Stotinki 1977 - reverse photo

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
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Fifty Stotinki 1977: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodThird Lev (1962 - 1999)
Coin TypeFifty Stotinki (University Games)
Issued1977
Face Value50 (x Stotinka)
Mintage2,000,000 (2.0 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1999
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStefan Nenov, Georgi Chapkunov
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)23
Thickness (mm)1.4000
Mass (g)4
OCC IDYMXK-DEKQ-CPRW-EWQJ
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Fifty Stotinki 1977: Catalogue Reference IDs
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Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 98