Information about legend: ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ

ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ (1894 - 1894)
LegendФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. БЪЛГАРСКИЙ КНЯЗЪ
Translation

From Bulgarian, old orthography: Ferdinand the First, Bulgarian Prince.

This style of the monarch's legend was only used in 1894. On earlier coins, the legend was rendered as ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I. КНЯЗЪ БЪЛГАРСКИЙ - same meaning, with the words ordered differently.

Bulgaria was a vassal state of the Ottoman Empire at the time, which is why Ferdinand I was styled a "prince". In 1908, the country declared independence so on later coinage his style was ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ - King of the Bulgarians.

The monarch's personal legend was only displayed on coins of higher denominations which have his effigy. The lower denominations have the Coat of Arms instead.

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Legend: Details
Year From1894
Year To1894
CountryBulgaria
PersonKing Ferdinand I of Bulgaria
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