• 2 Stotinki 1962, KM# 60, Bulgaria
  • 2 Stotinki 1962, KM# 60, Bulgaria
Description

In 1962, aluminum-bronze 1, 2, and 5 stotinki, and nickel-brass 10, 20 and 50 stotinki and 1 lev were introduced. The coin series strongly resembles coinage from the Soviet Union during the same period, particularly in design and size.

Obverse

1st coat of arms of the People's Republic of Bulgaria (1948–1968).

In the communist era, the traditional type of coat of arms was replaced by the emblem, which preserved the golden lion rampant placed over a non-historically-justifiable oval azure field, but encircled by the ears of wheat, folded by banners '9 IX 1944' (9 September 1944), a gear-wheel, a five-pointed red star and some other elements. This composition was derived principally from the pattern of the emblem of the Soviet Union.

The Bulgarian coup d'état of 1944, also known as the National Uprising of 9 September or the Socialist Revolution of 9 September, was a change in the Kingdom of Bulgaria's administration and government carried out on the eve of 9 September 1944. Following that date, large-scale political, economic and social changes were introduced to the country, with Bulgaria quitting the Axis and coming into the Soviet sphere of influence.

Translation: The People's Republic of Bulgaria.

НАРОДНА РЕПУБЛИКА
9 IX 1944
★ БЪЛГАРИЯ ★

Reverse

Denomination above date within wreath.

2
CTOTИHKИ
1962

Edge

2 Stotinki

1st Coat of Arms
KM# 60
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 2 g
Diameter 18.1 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal

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2nd Coat of Arms

Brass, 2 g, ⌀ 18.1 mm
Magnetic

Bronze Plated Steel, 2.5 g, ⌀ 18 mm