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1 Lev - Ferdinand I

Features

Country Bulgaria
King Ferdinand I (1887-1918)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1912-1916
Value 1 Lev (1 BGO)
Currency First lev (1881-1952)
Composition Silver (.835)
Weight 5 g
Diameter 23 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 31
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Head of Ferdinand I left.

Lettering: ФЕРДИНАНДЪ I ЦАРЬ НА БЪЛГАРИТѢ

Translation: Ferdinand I the tzar of the Bulgarians

Engraver: Rudolf Marschall

Rudolf Marschall Austrian sculptor and medalist, born in Vienna. He studied in Vienna and Paris and became the Director of the Austrian State School of Engineering in 1905. He is best remembered for his portraits, medallions and bas-reliefs.

Reverse

Denomination above date within wreath.

Lettering:
1
ЛЕВЪ
1913

Translation: 1 Lev

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: БОЖЕ ПАЗИ БЪЛГАРИЯ *

Translation: God save Bulgaria

Mints

Kremnica / Körmöcbánya / Kremnitz, Slovakia (1328-date)
Vienna, Austria (1194-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1912  2,000,000 6.50 9.70 41% Minted in Kremnitz
1913  3,500,000 5.02 5.02 9.15 77% Minted in Vienna and Kremnitz
1916  4,569,000 3% Very rare; most melted down; counterfeits common; Minted in Vienna and Kremnitz

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