Bulgaria 1934 50 leva

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Sincona sale 23, lot 2060
This specimen was lot 2060 in Sincona sale 23 (Zurich, May 2015), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"BULGARIEN, Boris III. 1918-1943 50 Lewa 1934. Gutes vorzüglich. (kingdom of Bulgaria, Boris III (1918-43), fifty leva of 1934, good extremely fine.)"
This type was struck at the London and Belgrade mints for the kingdom of Bulgaria in 1934 and 1937, along with a similar hundred leva. The king, Boris III, chose the Axis side during World War Two and was deposed by the Communists in 1943 as the Soviet army approached.

Recorded mintage: 3,001,000 plus proofs.

Specification: 10 g, .500 fine silver, this specimen 9.95 g.

Catalog reference: KM 44.

Source:

  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Ruedi Kunzmann and Arne Kirsch, Numismatic Coins & Medals, Auction 23, Zurich: SINCONA AG, 2015.

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