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200 Leva 1951, Bulgaria

in Krause book Number: 87
Years of issue: 1952
Signatures: no signature
Serie: 1951 Issue
Specimen of: 1951
Material: Cotton fiber
Size (mm): 175 х 90
Printer: Гознак, Московская печатная фабрика, филиал ФГУП "Гознак", Москва

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200 Leva 1951




Hands holding hammer and sickle.


200 Leva 1951


1 Lev 1974

The coat of arms of the The People's Republic of Bulgaria from 1948 till 1968.

The Emblem of the People's Republic of Bulgaria was first used from 1946 until the end of communist rule in 1990. Following the communist coup d’etat was held against the government of King Simeon on 9 September 1944, the insurgents used royal flags defaced by cutting out the crown and the royal cyphers. Around the arms was a garland of branches of oak and olive. On 15 September 1946, the Peoples’ Republic was proclaimed. On 6 December 1947 an emblem patterned after the State Emblem of the Soviet Union was adopted that consisted of a red five-pointed star with eight ears of wheat or tied with a ribbon Gules inscribed with the motto: 9 IX 1944.

In 1947 the color of shield again became blue and the ribbon was changed to the colors of the flag of Bulgaria.

In 1948 the coat of arms was added, at the foot, by gold gear.

The lion symbolized the desire of the people of Bulgaria for peace, the wreath of golden ears - agriculture, the golden gear - the developing industry; In addition, the pinion and wreath of ears, intertwined with red and tricolor ribbons, symbolized the union of the workers and peasant of the country, who grew up in the liberation struggle and their unity in socialist construction; The red five-pointed star symbolized the close connection and solidarity of the Bulgarian people with the working people of the whole world.

The authors of the design of the coat of arms are the artist Stoyan Satirov and the sculptor Nikolai Shmirgela. ( .rus)

Георги Михайлов Димитров

Georgi Dimitrov Mihaylov (Bulgarian: Гео̀рги Димитро̀в Миха̀йлов), also known as Georgiy Mihaylovich Dimitrov (Russian: Гео́ргий Миха́йлович Дими́тров; 18 June 1882 – 2 July 1949), was a Bulgarian communist politician. He was the first communist leader of Bulgaria, from 1946 to 1949. Dimitrov led the Communist International from 1935 to 1943.

Dimitrov was called the "Bulgarian Lenin" and the leader of the Bulgarian people. After his death, a mausoleum was built in Sofia like Lenin's.

Denominations in numerals are repeated three times, in words at the bottom.


200 Leva 1951


Harvesting tobacco.

Tobacco production used to be a relatively underdeveloped branch of the Bulgarian countryside; only individual families were involved in it. Lack of experience was also the main reason for low yields. However, in the 50s of the XX century, tobacco production became, if not the main, then at least a significant means of earning the villagers. ( .bulg)

Denominations in numerals are repeated 3 times, in words - at the bottom.


In 1952, banknotes were issued in denominations of 1, 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 and 200 leva. The banknotes were in circulation from May 12, 1952 to March 31, 1962.

500 leva were printed but not used in circulation.

All banknotes were printed at the Goznak factory in the USSR.