Bulgaria 1 Lev and 2 Leva 1925 to 1941
Bulgaria issued these nice-looking coins in 1925 and in 1941. They are made of copper-nickel.
The values of these coins are a little unusual. In circulated condition, current auction results agree with the catalogs, i.e., the values are low. But looking at auction results for top-quality, fully uncirculated specimens, the actual values go through the roof while catalog values remain low.
Here are CoinQuest's best estimates of catalog value:
worn: less than $1 US dollar approximate catalog value
average circulated: $1
well preserved: $5
fully uncirculated: $500
The marked up-tick in value for uncirculated coins is substantial.
, Genre: Orthodox and Slavic
Requested by: MChard, Thu, 17-Sep-2015 05:02:09 GMT
Answered by: Paul, Thu, 17-Sep-2015 14:14:25 GMT
Requester description: 1925 All letters appear to be Russian. Obverse has a standing lion on a shield with two flag poles on either side. Flags have 3 stripes. Draped banners with tassels. Words around the outside edge.
Reverse has the number 1 (denomination), date 1925, surrounded by a wreath of leaves.
Tags: bulgaria 1 lev 2 leva eba neba letters monogram russian russia standing stand lion shield two flag poles pole flags 3 stripes stripe draped drapery banners tassels tassel number denomination wreath leaves leaf script inscription letter monograms initial scripts initals calligraphy caligraphy inscriptions lettering scrip lettered initials rusia cccp russland stands arms sheild coats shiled crests chevrons shild escucheon insignia arm coat crested crest chevron creast shields escutcheon shaft colours blanket banner colors bannered striped curtains drapped drape curtain drapes numbers numbering numbered wreathed rief reif reef wreathe wreat garland wreth wreah wreaths greenery leafs boughs liafy bush leave leaved bough leafe leafed leafy leavs foliage crown tiara tiger circle ring crowned crowns tiarra crowning tiera lions cougar tigers circled encircle circlet circles loops circal encircled circuit ringed circumscibed incircled circel circumference encircles encircling rings circling loop circular circumscribed