Bulgaria 1937 100 leva
This specimen was lot 70240 in Stack's Bowers Collector's Choice sale (Santa Ana, CA, May 2018), where it sold for $70. The catalog description noted, "BULGARIA. 100 Leva, 1937. PCGS MS-64 Secure Holder. The last silver issue from this country before the plunge into the abyss of World War Two. Good strike with soft satin luster." This type was struck at the London and Belgrade mints for the kingdom of Bulgaria in 1934 and 1937, along with a similar fifty 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: 2,207,000 plus proofs.
Specification: 20 g, .500 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 45, Dav-63.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
- Ponterio, Richard, Kyle Ponterio and Chris Chatigny, The May 2018 Collector's Choice Sale, Santa Ana, CA: Stack's Bowers LLC, 2018.