Twenty Leva 1912, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

Twenty Leva 1912, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1952)
CoinTwenty Leva 1912

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

MintMint markTotal Mintage
Bulgarian Mint (1967-1968 restrike) No mint mark 2,950
Kremnitz Mint No mint mark unknown
Vienna Mint No mint mark unknown
Obverse
Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 - obverse photo

Effigy of King Ferdinand I facing left (by Rudolf Marschall), artist's name R.Marschall in small letters under the truncation of the neck. Around, ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ (Ferdinand I, King of the Bulgarians).

Obverse Inscription ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ
Reverse
Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 - reverse photo

Denomination 20 ЛЕВА (20 LEVA) on both sides of small version of the Coat of Arms of Bulgaria. Around above, ЦАРСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ (Kingdom of Bulgaria).

AroundBelow, 22 . СЕПТ . 1908 (22 September 1908, the date of Declaration of Independence from the Ottoman Empire). Above that, very small date 1912.

Reverse Inscription ЦАРСТВО БЪЛГАРИЯ 20 ЛЕВА 1912 22 . СЕПТ . 1908
EdgeInscribedEdge InscriptionБОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
Twenty Leva 1912: Known varieties
Variety Restrike (Bulgarian Mint)
Images Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 / Restrike (Bulgarian Mint) - obverse photo Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 / Restrike (Bulgarian Mint) - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 2,950
Details

Official restrikes were produced in 1967-1968 and released prior to 2002. These are distinguished by the thicker and more widely spaced edge legends, and by greater relief in the shield on the reverse. The obverse is slightly concave.

Variety Proof
Images Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 / Proof - obverse photo Bulgaria / Twenty Leva 1912 / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Twenty Leva 1912: References to Information Used
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Twenty Leva 1912: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodFirst Lev (1881 - 1952)
Coin TypeTwenty Leva (Gold)
Issued1912
MonarchЦар Фердинанд I (Tsar Ferdinand I)
EffigyPortrait by Rudolf Marschall
Face Value20 (x Lev)
Mintage75,000
CurrentNo; demonetised 1952
Material0.900 Gold
DesignerRudolf Marschall
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)21
Mass (g)6.4500
OCC IDXGAV-PEXA-CKKA-OMDY
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Twenty Leva 1912: Photos
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Bulgaria 1912 20 leva
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Notes: Proof.
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Bulgaria 1912 20 leva
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Notes: Proof.
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BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1912 (KM.33)
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BULGARIA, Ferdinand I, twenty leva, 1912 (KM.33)
Copyright: Noble Numismatics
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20 Leva 1912
Copyright: BNB
Notes: BNB restrike.
20 Leva 1912
Copyright: BNB
Notes: BNB restrike.
Twenty Leva 1912: Catalogue Reference IDs