Bulgaria: Coin Twenty Leva 1894 - detailed information

Bulgaria: Coin Twenty Leva 1894
CoinTwenty Leva 1894

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

MintKremnitz Mint
Obverse
Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1894 - obverse photo

Effigy of Prince Ferdinand I facing left (by Аnton Scharff), artist's initials A.S. in small letters under the truncation of the neck. Around, ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ (Ferdinand I, Bulgarian Prince).

Below, К.Б. - Cyrillic script version of the K.B. mint mark of the Kremnitz Mint (from Hungarian Körmöcz-Bánya or German Kremnitz-Bergstadt).

Obverse Inscription ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ
Reverse
Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1894 - reverse photo

Denomination 20 ЛЕВА (20 LEVA) on both sides of small version of the Coat of Arms of Bulgaria. Around above, КНЯЖЕСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ (Principality of Bulgaria). Below, the date 1894.

Reverse Inscription КНЯЖЕСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ 20 ЛЕВА 1894
EdgeInscribed
Edge InscriptionБОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Twenty Leva 1894: Known varieties
Variety Proof
Mintage unknown
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Twenty Leva 1894: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodFirst Lev (1881 - 1952)
Coin TypeTwenty Leva (Gold)
Issued1894
MonarchКняз Фердинанд I (Prince Ferdinand I)
EffigyPortrait by Аnton Scharff
Face Value20 (x Lev)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Mintage100,000
Material0.900 Gold
DesignerАnton Scharff
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)21
Mass (g)6.4500
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Twenty Leva 1894: Photos
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BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
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BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1894 (KM.20)
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