Bulgaria 1974 5 stotinki
The Kingdom of Bulgaria arose after the weakening of the Ottoman Empire and continued up to World War II. The king at this time, Boris III, chose the Axis side and was deposed by the Communists in 1943 as the Soviet army approached. All coinage post-WWII was for the People's Republic, up to the collapse of the Communist regime in 1989. The coin shown is a brass five stotinki and much like its Soviet companion fractionals (kopeks), tends to tarnish rapidly. It was struck by the communists 1974, 1979-80, 1988-90.
Recorded mintage: unknown.
Specification: 3 g, brass, 22 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 86.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.