Two Stotinki 1981, Coin from Bulgaria - detailed information

Two Stotinki 1981, Coin from Bulgaria (demonetised 1999)
CoinTwo Stotinki 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 2 СТОТИНКИ (2 Стотинки - 2 Stotinki) above the date 1981, flanked by stems of wheat.

Reverse Inscription 2 СТОТИНКИ 1981
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Two Stotinki 1981: Known varieties
Variety НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА БЪЛГАРИЯ
Mintage Issued: 20 (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 20 with unknown source of information. The Bulgarian National Bank does not mention these in its catalogue.

Two Stotinki 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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Two Stotinki 1981: Details
CountryBulgaria
CurrencyLev
PeriodThird Lev (1962 - 1999)
Coin TypeTwo Stotinki (Third Lev)
Issued1981
Face Value2 (x Stotinka)
Total Mintageunknown
CurrentNo; demonetised 1999
MaterialBronze
Designer(unknown)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size18.000 mm
Thickness1.150 mm
Mass2.000 g
OCC IDZQRA-POBN-CLPD-OYJD
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Two Stotinki 1981: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 112
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsBulgaria KM# 85 (Old legend)