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Coin: Five Leva 1941

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (First Lev (1881 - 1952))
Face value5 (x Lev) TypeFive Leva (Iron)
Year1941 CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage15,000,000 (15.0 million)
NameMint markMintage
Vienna Mint No mint mark 15,000,000 (15.0 million)
MaterialIron DesignerIvan Lazarov
MonarchЦар Борис III (Tsar Boris III) Effigy
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)26 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)9

Representation of the Madara Rider (hunting scene with horseman, lion killed by spear, hunting dog), inscription КРУМЪ 814 (Krum 814) due the now-discounted belief that the Madara rock carving represents the 9th century Bulgarian ruler Khan Krum.

Obverse inscription КРУМЪ 814

Denomination, date and country 5 ЛЕВА 1941 БЪЛГАРИЯ (5 LEVA 1941 BULGARIA) above wreath.

Reverse inscription5 ЛЕВА 1941 БЪЛГАРИЯ
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Five Leva 1941: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 39a
Five Leva 1941: References to Information Used
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mintage
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2014 Design
Royal Mint Bullion
Royal Mint Bullion
List of all (7) coins of type: Bulgaria / Five Leva (First Lev)
Five Leva 1884 Five Leva 1885 Five Leva 1892 Five Leva 1894 Five Leva 1930 Five Leva 1941
Five Leva 1943