Two Leva 1916, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

Two Leva 1916, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1952)
CoinTwo Leva 1916

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

The 1916 issue of Bulgarian coins was never released into circulation. It was all supposed to have been remelted; however, an unknown (but very small) number of coins have made it into the market.

According to the Bulgarian National Bank, around 10 examples are thought to have survived.

Collectors should beware of forgeries.

Mints
NameMint markMintage
Vienna Mint No mint mark unknown
Kremnitz Mint No mint mark unknown
Obverse

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

Obverse Inscription ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ
Reverse

Denomination and date 2 ЛЕВА 1916 (2 LEVA 1916) within wreath.

Reverse Inscription 2 ЛЕВА 1916
EdgeInscribedEdge InscriptionБОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ
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Two Leva 1916: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodFirst Lev (1881 - 1952)
Coin TypeTwo Leva (Silver)
Issued1916
MonarchЦар Фердинанд I (Tsar Ferdinand I)
EffigyPortrait by Rudolf Marschall
Face Value2 (x Lev)
Mintage2,286,008, Rarity: R5 (9 to 14 examples known)
CurrentNo (demonetised 1952)
Material0.835 Silver
DesignerRudolf Marschall
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)27
Mass (g)10
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Two Leva 1916: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 32