Five Leva 1885, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

Five Leva 1885, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1952)
CoinFive Leva 1885

The edge of the coin carries the inscription "БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ" - God Save Bulgaria.

MintSaint Petersburg Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,426,000 (1.4 million)
Obverse
Bulgaria / Five Leva 1885 - obverse photo

Crowned and mantled large version of the Coat of Arms with supporters, within circle. Around, БЪЛГАРИЯ СЪЕДИНЕНИЕ-ТО ПРАВИ СИЛА-ТА (Bulgaria. Unity Creates Strength.)

In the lower third of both flags, in small letters БЪЛГАРИЯ (Bulgaria), still visible only on high grade coins.

Obverse Inscription БЪЛГАРИЯ СЪЕДИНЕНИЕ-ТО ПРАВИ СИЛА-ТА
Reverse
Bulgaria / Five Leva 1885 - reverse photo

Denomination and date 5 ЛЕВА 1885 (5 LEVA 1885) within wreath.

Reverse Inscription 5 ЛЕВА 1885
EdgeInscribedEdge InscriptionБОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
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Five Leva 1885: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodFirst Lev (1881 - 1952)
Coin TypeFive Leva (Silver)
Issued1885
MonarchКняз Александър Батенберг (Prince Alexander of Battenberg)
Face Value5 (x Lev)
Mintage1,426,000 (1.4 million)
CurrentNo; demonetised 1952
Material0.900 Silver
DesignerNikolaj Formás
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)37
Mass (g)25
OCC IDJWMR-AOQP-CJKK-EYPL
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Five Leva 1885: Photos
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Bulgaria, Alexander I, 5 Leva, 1885
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Bulgaria, Alexander I, 5 Leva, 1885
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
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Five Leva 1885: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 7
Davenport60