Obverse. Photo © Bulgarian National Bank
  • 2 Euro Cent 2025, Bulgaria
  • 2 Euro Cent 2025, Bulgaria

Bulgaria has finalized plans to embrace the euro, paving its way to become the 21st member state of the eurozone. Operating under a currency board since 1997, the Bulgarian lev has maintained a fixed exchange rate against the Deutsche Mark and subsequently the euro. With a target date set for 1 January 2025, the adoption of the euro marks a historic transition, making it only the second national currency in Bulgaria's over 140-year history, following the introduction of the lev. The official exchange rate is set at 1.95583 lev for 1 euro.


Depicts the Madara Rider, the country name above and the old denomination (Stotinki) below.

The Madara Rider or Madara Horseman (Bulgarian: Мадарски конник, Madarski konnik) is an early medieval large rock relief carved on the Madara Plateau east of Shumen in northeastern Bulgaria, near the village of Madara. The monument is dated in the very late 7th, or more often very early 8th century, during the reign of Bulgar Khan Tervel.

The relief depicts a majestic horseman 23 m (75 ft) above ground level in an almost vertical 100 m (328 ft)-high cliff. It is of almost natural size. The horseman, facing right, is thrusting a spear into a lion lying at his horse's feet, and on the left a dog is running after the horseman.

The lev was the currency of Bulgaria. In old Bulgarian, the word "lev" meant "lion". The lev is divided in 100 stotinki (singular: stotinka). Stotinka in Bulgarian means "a hundredth" and in fact is a translation of the French term "centime."



A globe, next to the facial value, shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia.

Engraver: Luc Luycx



2 Euro Cent

Material Copper Plated Steel
Weight 3.06 g
Diameter 18.75 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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