One Stotinka 1981, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

One Stotinka 1981, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1999)
CoinOne Stotinka 1981

MintBulgarian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse

At centre inside a ring the 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).

In 1981 only, the legend was changed to ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ (Хиляда и триста години България - Hilyada i trista godini Bulgaria, meaning One thousand and three hundred years [since the foundation of] Bulgaria), from the regular НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ (Народна Република България - Narodna Republika Bulgaria, People's Republic of Bulgaria).

A handful of 1981 error coins exist that carry the regular legend.

Obverse Inscription ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Reverse

Denomination 1 СТОТИНКА (1 Стотинка - 1 Stotinka) above the date 1981, flanked by stems of wheat.

Reverse Inscription 1 СТОТИНКА 1981
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
One Stotinka 1981: Known varieties
Variety НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Mintage Issued: 137 (included in total)
Details

Some coins were issued in error carrying the old legend НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ instead of the 1981 legend (ХИЛЯДА И ТРИСТА ГОДИНИ БЪЛГАРИЯ).

Krause gives mintage of these as 137 with unknown source of information. The Bulgarian National Bank does not mention these in its catalogue.

One Stotinka 1981: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Error coins mintage
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One Stotinka 1981: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodThird Lev (1962 - 1999)
Coin TypeOne Stotinka (Third Lev)
Issued1981
Face Value1 (x Stotinka)
Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1999
MaterialBronze
Designer(unknown)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)15
Thickness (mm)0.8500
Mass (g)1
OCC IDYAPV-ZEYR-CPWX-OLMD
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One Stotinka 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 111
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 84 (Old legend)