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(21/04/2016) 150 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF PENCHO SLAVEYKOV SELLS OUT IN A WEEK
150 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF PENCHO SLAVEYKOV SELLS OUT IN A WEEK

Total record for the sale of the latest copper coin.

(12/01/2015) 100 YEARS BULGARIAN CINEMA COIN ISSUED ON 15 JANUARY 2015
100 YEARS BULGARIAN CINEMA COIN ISSUED ON 15 JANUARY 2015

As of January 12, 2015, the Bulgarian National Bank puts into circulation the first Bulgarian commemorative silver coin sporting a pendant commemorating the 100 years of Bulgarian cinema. The coin will be sold at the offices of the National Bank for 66 lev VAT included.

Embedded on the obverse of the coin medallion depicts a movie reel, growing out of the medallion. Below are the nominal value - 10 lev, and the emblem of the Bank of the year 1879 on the ribbon.

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(15/12/2014) TZAR SIMEON THE GREAT SILVER COIN SELLS OUT IN ABOUT A WEEK
TZAR SIMEON THE GREAT SILVER COIN SELLS OUT IN ABOUT A WEEK

The low mintage of 3000 coins and the beautiful coin design excited the Bulgarian coin collectors who were quick to purchase the entire issue in a little over a week. Seems to us that the the decision of the National Bank to lower the mintage of its latest editions was a very good idea.

(07/02/2014) ONLY THREE BULGARIAN COMMEMORATIVE COINS TO BE ISSUED IN 2014
ONLY THREE BULGARIAN COMMEMORATIVE COINS TO BE ISSUED IN 2014

For 2014 has announced only 3 coins that will be issued this year.

2014 " Troyan Monastery" .925 silver coin • 10 Leva

Expected : Expected May 2014 . No preliminary drawing ! Is a surprise?
Series: Upcoming coins
Metal: Silver 925/1000
Weight: 23.33 g (0.75 oz)
Silver: 21.58 grams (0.69 ounces )
Mintage: Unknown

St. Elias the Prophet coin
2014 " St. Prophet Iliya" .999 gold coin • 100 Euro
Expected ... [Full story]

(15/01/2014) THE LATEST BACHKOVO MONASTERY COIN SELLS OUT IN TWO WEEKS!
THE LATEST BACHKOVO MONASTERY COIN SELLS OUT IN TWO WEEKS!

Coin collectors took a quick note of the low mintage and the beautiful design of the Bachkovo monastery commemorative coin. Only two weeks after its launched the coin has been completely sold out!

(29/07/2013) BNB LAUNCHED A SILVER COIN FOR THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ILINDEN UPRISING
BNB LAUNCHED A SILVER COIN FOR THE 110TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ILINDEN UPRISING

Bulgarian National Bank released on Monday, July 29 a commemorative circulating silver coin "110 years since Ilinden Uprising." It will be sold at BNB vaults for 66 lv. including VAT, and afterwards will be available to all distributors of mint. That was said by Stefan Tsvetkov, chief cashier of Bank, who presented the coin, forwarded BTA.

Its nominal value is 10 lv., it is made of silver, it weighs 23.33 grams, and its circulation is 3000 pieces.

The obverse of ... [Full story]

(13/05/2013) GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN ST. ST. CONSTANTINE AND ELENA TO BE ISSUED ON 20 MAY 2013
GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN ST. ST. CONSTANTINE AND ELENA TO BE ISSUED ON 20 MAY 2013

On 20 May 2013 the Bulgarian National Bank will put into circulation a gold commemorative coin "St. St. Constantine and Elena" from the coin series "Bulgarian Iconography" with the following description:

Specifications:
Nominal value - 100 lev;
metal - gold 999/1000;
Weight - 8.64 g;
Diameter - 24 mm;
Edge - smooth;
Quality - matt-gloss, Proof;
Year of issue - 2013;
Mintage - 2000 pieces.

Graphical ... [Full story]

(12/03/2013) THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK ISSUES ON MARCH 25, 2013, A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN
THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK ISSUES ON MARCH 25, 2013, A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN

Coin Specifications:

nominal value - 10 Levs;
metal - silver 925/1000
partially gilded;
Weight - 23.33 g;
diameter - 38.61 mm;
Edge - smooth;
Quality - proof;
Year of issue - 2013;
Mintage - 4000 pieces.

Graphical elements:
The obverse of the coin depicts a gilded medallion elastic interpretation of medieval miniature - the death of Tsar Samuil, below are the emblem of the Bulgarian National Bank, with ... [Full story]

(08/10/2012) NEW GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN ST. PETKA ENTERS INTO CIRCULATION
NEW GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN ST. PETKA ENTERS INTO CIRCULATION

On October 8, 2012, the Bulgarian National Bank will release in circulation the gold coin commemorative coin "St. Petka", part of the series "Bulgarian iconography". It will be in circulation at the price of 1100 leva (excl. VAT) from BNB’s cash desks. It's nominal is 100 leva and the coin is recognized as VAT-exempt for it is considered ‘investment gold’.

The obverse of the coin features the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank and the year ‘1879’ on the strip. The ... [Full story]

(06/08/2012) ON 8 JUNE, 2012, THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK PUTS IN CIRCULATION A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN -250 YEARS OF SLAVIC-BULGARIAN HISTORY FROM THE SERIES HISTORIC HERITAGE
ON 8 JUNE,  2012, THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK PUTS IN CIRCULATION A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN -250 YEARS OF SLAVIC-BULGARIAN HISTORY FROM THE SERIES  HISTORIC HERITAGE




Today, June 8, 2012, the Bulgarian National Bank presented the new silver, partially gold-plated, commemorative coin – 250 Years of Slavic-Bulgarian History (Istoriya slavyanobalgarska) from the series Historic heritage.

It will be in circulation as of June 11. According to the planning of the bank, the coin was supposed to be issued in December this years, however this termed changed and now from June on it will be in circulation.

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(17/04/2012) ON 23 APRIL 2012, THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK PUTS IN CIRCULATION A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN - NATIONAL PHENOMENON THE WONDER BRIDGES
ON 23 APRIL 2012, THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK PUTS IN CIRCULATION A SILVER COMMEMORATIVE COIN - NATIONAL PHENOMENON THE WONDER BRIDGES

On 23 april 2012, the Bulgarian National Bank puts in circulation a silver commemorative coin - National phenomenon The Wonder Bridges

Technical parameters:

Nominal value – 10 Leva.;
Metal - Silver 925/1000, partly colorized;
Weight – 23.3 grams;
Diameter – 38.61 mm;
Edge – flat;
Quality - Proof;
Year of issue - 2012;
Mintage – 4000 pieces.

Graphical elements:

On the ... [Full story]

(17/08/2011) ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2011, THE BNB WILL ISSUE A SILVER COIN KOSE BOSE
ON 12 SEPTEMBER 2011, THE BNB WILL ISSUE A SILVER COIN KOSE BOSE

As of September 12, BNB will issue a silver commemorative hand colorized coin "Kose Bose" from the series "Bulgarian Fairy Tales" with the following description:

Technical parameters:

Nominal value – 5 Leva.;
Metal - Silver 500/1000, partly colorized;
Weight – 23.3 grams;
Diameter – 38.61mm;
Edge – flat;
Quality - Proof;
Year of issue - 2011;
Mintage – 6000 pieces.

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(22/06/2011) BNB RELEASED THE PARTIALLY GOLD-PLATED SILVER ‘KHAN KRUM‘
BNB RELEASED THE PARTIALLY GOLD-PLATED SILVER  ‘KHAN KRUM‘




On 20 June 2011, the Bulgarian National Bank issued in circulation a partially gold-plated silver commemorative coin ‘Khan Krum’. The coin will be available for sale at the BNB’s cash desks for BGN 84, VAT included.
This is the first coin of the new historical series ‘Medieval Bulgarian Rulers’.

The mintage of the coin is 5 000 pieces and the artistic design is by Ivan Todorov and Elena Todorova.

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(02/05/2011) BNB RELEASED THE SILVER COIN GENA DIMITROVA
BNB RELEASED THE SILVER COIN GENA DIMITROVA

On 2 May 2011 the Bulgarian National Bank released in circulation a silver commemorative three-component coin ‘Gena Dimitrova’. The coin is sold at the BNB cash desks for BGN 109, VAT included.

The new coin is the third of the series ‘Great Bulgarian Voices’ after the coins dedicated to Boris Hristov and Nikolay Gyaurov.

The obverse of the coin features the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank, the year ‘1879’ on the strip, and the nominal value BGN 10 ... [Full story]

(21/03/2011) THE ZOGRAF MONASTERY 23.33 GRAM .925 BULGARIAN SILVER COIN ENTERS CIRCULATION ON 21 MARCH 2011
THE ZOGRAF MONASTERY 23.33 GRAM .925 BULGARIAN SILVER COIN ENTERS CIRCULATION ON 21 MARCH 2011

On 21 March 2011 the Bulgarian national bank issues in circulation a silver commemorative coin dedicated to the Zograf monastery in the Holy mountain of Atos, Greece.

The technical parameters of the coin are:
Nominal value: 10 Leva
Metal: 925 Silver
Year of issue: 2011
Quality: proof
Weight: 23.33 (0.75 ounces), Silver content: 21.58 grams (0.69 ounces)
Edge: Flat
Mintage: 6000

In the left half of the obverse is the ... [Full story]

(15/12/2010) LATEST BULGARIAN GOLD COIN COMMEMORATING SAINT NAUM TO ENTER CIRCULATION ON 15 DECEMBER 2010
LATEST BULGARIAN GOLD COIN COMMEMORATING SAINT NAUM TO ENTER CIRCULATION ON 15 DECEMBER 2010

The gold commemorative coin “St. Naum” was presented by Bulgarian National Bank on December 10th . The new coin will be available at BNB cashiers on December 15, 2010.

This is the eighth gold coin from the series Bulgarian Iconography, released by BNB from year 2000 till now. Each of these coins is already sold out on the primary market, except only one - "St. Dimitar The Wonderworker". According to an analysis of BulgarianCoins.com the lowest CAGR of a coin from the series ... [Full story]

(25/10/2010) COPPER COMMEMORATIVE COIN '200 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF ZAHARII ZOGRAPH' PRESENTED BY BNB
COPPER COMMEMORATIVE COIN '200 YEARS FROM THE BIRTH OF ZAHARII ZOGRAPH' PRESENTED BY BNB

On the 25th of October 2010, the Bulgarian National Bank introduced in circluation a copper commemorative coins '200 years from the birth of Zaharii Zograph'. Its price at the bank is 18 Leva (VAT included).

The obverse of the coin features the logo of the BNB with the year 1879 on the ribbon. Around is the inscription 'Bulgarian National Bank', the year of issue 2010, and the face value of 2 Leva.

The reverse of the coin shows the self portrait of the famous ... [Full story]

(01/09/2010) LATEST COIN COMMEMORATING 125 YEARS OF BULGARIAN UNIFICATION REVEALED
LATEST COIN COMMEMORATING 125 YEARS OF BULGARIAN UNIFICATION REVEALED

On September, 1, 2010 the Bulgarian National Bank introduces in circulation a gilded silver commemorative coin commemorating the 125 years of the Bulgarian Unification in 1885. Its price will be 60 leva including VAT.

The mintage of the coin is 5000 pieces. The coin surprised collectors with it sporting a gold plated design, while previous announcements did not hint that such will be available. The interesting fact here is this will be the lowest ever mintage for a Bulgarian ... [Full story]

(26/04/2010) BELOGRADCHIK ROCKS COIN SELLS OUT IN THREE DAYS!
BELOGRADCHIK ROCKS COIN SELLS OUT IN THREE DAYS!

The latest Bulgarian silver coin 'Natural phenomenon Belogradchik rocks' has quickly sold out. In just three days collectors picked up all of the available coins from the official 4,000 mintage. The interest in it has proven significant indeed. The last Bulgarian coin to have sold out quickly was the 2009 '130 Years Bulgarian National Bank' silver coin, preceded by the 2008 '100 Years of Bulgaria’s Independence'.

This fact is pleasing the coin collectors in Bulgaria as in ... [Full story]

(20/04/2010) NEW BULGARIAN COMMEMORATIVE COIN BELOGRADCHIK ROCKS NATURAL PHENOMENON ISSUED ON EARTH DAY 22 APRIL 2010
NEW BULGARIAN COMMEMORATIVE COIN BELOGRADCHIK ROCKS NATURAL PHENOMENON ISSUED ON EARTH DAY 22 APRIL 2010

The denomination value of the coin is 10 Leva. It is made of .925 Silver. Weight 23.33 grams, diameter - 38.61 mm. The mintage of the coin is 4000 pieces. It will enter circulation on the World Earth Day on 22 April 2010.

On the obverse of the coin is the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank, with the year of establishment 1879 on the ribbon. The reverse shows an artistic image of the Belogradchik rocks. The inscription above says: "Belogradchik Rocks" and the one below says: ... [Full story]

(22/02/2010) 140 YEARS OF BULGARIAN EXARCHATE COIN ISSUED BY BNB
140 YEARS OF BULGARIAN EXARCHATE COIN ISSUED BY BNB

The Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) will put into circulation on February 22 a silver commemorative coin to mark 140 years of the Bulgarian Exarchate.

The coin, which is made of silver with partial gold-plating, has a nominal value of BGN 10, and availability will be limited to 6 000 pieces. It will go on sale at BGN 60.

Stefan Tsvetkov, the Secretary of the Bank explained in a presentation on Friday that this was the first coin issued to commemorate the Bulgarian ... [Full story]

(28/01/2010) ON 22 FEBRUARY 2010, THE BNB WILL ISSUE A SILVER COIN 140 YEARS BULGARIAN EXARCHATE
ON 22 FEBRUARY 2010, THE BNB WILL ISSUE A SILVER COIN 140 YEARS BULGARIAN EXARCHATE

Technical parameters:
Nominal value – 10 Leva.;
Metal - Silver 925/1000 with gold plated elements;
Weight – 20 grams;
Diameter – 40 mm;
Edge – flat;
Quality - Proof;
Year of issue - 2010;
Mintage – 6000 pieces.

Graphical elements:

On the obverse of the coin is the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank, with the year 1879 inscribed on the ribbon. Under the logo is a flower arrangement, and ... [Full story]

(15/12/2009) PANAGYURISHTE TREASURE 3-SILVER COINS SET ISSUED BY THE NEW ZEALAND MINT PRESENTED BY FIRST INVESTMENT BANK
PANAGYURISHTE TREASURE 3-SILVER COINS SET ISSUED BY THE NEW ZEALAND MINT PRESENTED BY FIRST INVESTMENT BANK

The Panagyurishte treasure consists of nine richly adorned vessels with total weight of 6.164 kg 23-carat Gold. It was discovered in 1949 during earth-digging works near the town of Panagyurishte. The gold beverage set includes a phiale (a bowl), an amphora and seven rhyta (cups).

Seven utensils are horn-shaped rhyta; three are formed as animal heads; one represents the front half of a goat’s body; and three are shaped as women’s heads. All of them are adorned with scenes ... [Full story]

(20/10/2009) ST. DIMITAR THE WONDERWORKER GOLD COIN FROM BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK
ST. DIMITAR THE WONDERWORKER GOLD COIN FROM BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK

On October 20, 2009, the Bulgarian National Bank released a gold commemorative coin featuring St. Dimitar the Wonderworker. The coins have a nominal value of 100 BGN and are struck in .999 gold.

The obverse of the coin depicts the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank. Inscriptions include the face value of "100 ЛЕВА" (100 BGN) and "БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА" (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK). The year "1879" is inscribed on the ribbon and the year of issue "2009" is ... [Full story]

(14/09/2009) BULGARIAN POTTERY COIN ISSUED BY THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK
BULGARIAN POTTERY COIN ISSUED BY THE BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK

The Bulgarian Central Bank (BNB) issued on September 14 a new commemorative coin from the Bulgarian Crafts coin series - "Bulgarian Pottery".

The coin boasts bright colors and is dedicated to the traditional Bulgarian craft of making pottery. Its nominal value is 5 Bulgarian Leva and can be purchased for BGN 38 from BNB, other banks where available, and the National Art Gallery.

The head of the coin displays the BNB symbol while the tail includes a pottery ... [Full story]

(16/05/2009) 130 YEARS BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK SILVER COIN RELEASED
130 YEARS BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK SILVER COIN RELEASED

Silver commemorative coin with an inscription “130 years Bulgarian national bank” will be released on 18 May, informs the Bulgarian national bank (BNB). Authors of the art project are Razvigor Kolev and Borislav Kiosev.

On the front side of the coin the emblem of the bank is depicted with the years “1879” and “2009”, written on the ribbon. Around it is written “Bulgarian national bank”, the nominal value of the coin and the year of the emission – “2009”. ... [Full story]

(20/02/2009) ARTIST DECHKO UZUNOV HONOURED WITH A BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK COIN
ARTIST DECHKO UZUNOV HONOURED WITH A BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK COIN

A collectible coin commemorating 110 years since the birth of Dechko Uzunov, part of the Noteworthy Bulgarian Artists series of Bulgarian National Bank, will go on sale from February 23, the central bank said on February 20 2009.

Uzunov, an artist who lived from 1899 to 1986, was best known for the span of genres and fields that his creations took – book illustrations, paintings, graphics, scenography, book making, costume design and murals, this latter including in the church ... [Full story]

(15/12/2008) BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK ISSUES A GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN 'ST. TSAR BORIS I THE BAPTIZER'
BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK ISSUES A GOLD COMMEMORATIVE COIN 'ST. TSAR BORIS I THE BAPTIZER'

Pursuant to article 25 of the Law on the BNB, from 15 December 2008 the Bulgarian National Bank issues into circulation a gold commemorative coin 'St. Tsar Boris I the Baptizer'.

The obverse of the coin features the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank with the year '1879' written on the ribbon. In circumference is the wording 'БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА' (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK), the nominal value of the coin '20 ЛЕВА' and the year of issue '2008'.
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(24/10/2008) FAMOUS BULGARIAN OPERA SINGER NIKOLAY GYAUROV COMMEMORATED ON THE NEWEST BULGARIAN SILVER COIN
FAMOUS BULGARIAN OPERA SINGER NIKOLAY GYAUROV COMMEMORATED ON THE NEWEST BULGARIAN SILVER COIN

The Bulgarian National Bank announced Friday it is to put in circulation a new silver tri-component commemorative coin. The coin 'Nikolay Gyaurov' is part of the Famous Bulgarian Voices" series.

The coin will be in circulation on October 27, 2008.

(14/05/2008) BULGARIAN GOLD PLATED SEVT III COIN ISSUED
BULGARIAN GOLD PLATED SEVT III COIN ISSUED

On May 19 the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) will put in circulation a new commemorative coin with partial gold cover. The coin 'Seft III' is part of the series 'The Treasures of Bulgaria'.

A press conference is held today, May 17 at BNB dedicated to the coin’s presentation by Tzvetan Manchev, Depute Director of BNB.

The bronze cast of the head of Trakya’s ruler Seft III will also be displayed at BNB.

The head is a unique archaeological find ... [Full story]

(14/02/2006) BULGARIAN VINE GROWING AND WINE PRODUCTION COIN LAUNCHED BY BNB
BULGARIAN VINE GROWING AND WINE PRODUCTION COIN LAUNCHED BY BNB


On the day of the wine maker Trifon Zarezan, the Bulgarian National Bank launched a silver commemorative coin - Bulgarian vine growing and wine production. The nominal value of the coin is 5 leva but it sells for 22 leva.

 

 

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