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 on the inner circle the stylized image of Paisius of Hilendar surrounded by the inscription "EURO", the country name and the issue year above.

Saint Paisius of Hilendar or Paìsiy Hilendàrski (Bulgarian: Свети Паисий Хилендарски, 1722–1773) was a Bulgarian clergyman and a key Bulgarian National Revival figure. He is most famous for being the author of Istoriya Slavyanobolgarskaya, the second modern Bulgarian history after the work of Petar Bogdan Bakshev from 1667, "History of Bulgaria". Most Bulgarians are taught that he was the forefather of the Bulgarian National Revival.



A geographical map of Western Europe spans the outer ring and inner core on the right side of the coin. The inscription 2 EURO is superimposed over the map of Europe, with the numeral “2” located in an open field representing the eastern Atlantic Ocean.

12 stars are located on the right side of the outer ring, with six stars atop the map of Europe and six stars below it; six vertical stripes cut across the inner core of the coin, visually connecting the upper and lower star segments.

Luc Luycx, a designer at the Royal Belgian Mint, designed the Euro’s common reverse; his initials, LL, are seen on the right side of the design, just under the “O” in “EURO.”



Depicts in Cyrillic the inscription "God, Protect Bulgaria", the Bulgarian monetary tradition dating back to the 13th century


2 Euro

Material Bi-Metallic
Ring Cupronickel
Center Nickel Brass
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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