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Coin: One Stotinka 1981

CountryBulgaria CurrencyLev (Third Lev (1962 - 1999))
Face value1 (x Stotinka) TypeOne Stotinka (Third Lev)
Year1981 CurrentNo (demonetised 1999)
NameMint markMintage
Монетен двор (Bulgarian Mint) No mint mark unknown
MaterialBronze Designer(unknown)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)15 Thickness (mm)0.8500
Mass (g)1

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.


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

Reverse inscription1 СТОТИНКА 1981
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
One Stotinka 1981: Known varieties
НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ 137 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
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)
One Stotinka 1981: References to Information Used
Bulgarian National Bank, Catalogue of Bulgarian Coins 2004 Mint
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Error coins mintage
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
Bullion Star - Buy and Store Gold and Silver in Singapore
List of all (9) coins of type: Bulgaria / One Stotinka (Third Lev)
One Stotinka 1962 One Stotinka 1970 One Stotinka 1974 One Stotinka 1979 (Proof only) One Stotinka 1980 (Proof only) One Stotinka 1981
One Stotinka 1988 One Stotinka 1989 One Stotinka 1990