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16 September 2022

The BNB releases into circulation a silver commemorative coin ‘Great crested grebe’

On 19 September 2022 the Bulgarian National Bank will issue a new silver commemorative coin entitled ‘Great crested grebe’ of the ‘Natural diversity in the Republic of Bulgaria’ series.

The price of the coin is BGN 108 (one hundred and eight levs).

The coin will be sold at two cash desks in the Bulgarian National Bank, Sofia, 1, Knyaz Alexander I Sq., and at four cash desks in the BNB Cash Centre, Sofia, 10, Mihail Tenev St., and also in offices and branches of DSK Bank AD, First Investment Bank AD, KBC Bank Bulgaria EAD, Texim Bank AD and Central Cooperative Bank AD.

In the period from 19 September to 21 September 2022 every client (a natural or legal person) may purchase only 1 coin at the Bulgarian National Bank, no matter whether for themselves or for someone else, presenting a notarised power of attorney explicitly for the purchase of the specific commemorative coin. After that period the commemorative coin ‘Great crested grebe’ will be sold without any restrictions. The persons who may purchase commemorative coins are adults, i.e. must be at least 18 years old.

The list of bank offices and branches in which the new commemorative coin ‘Great crested grebe’, issue 2022, will be sold. (link).

10 levs, 2022

Natural diversity in the Republic of Bulgaria • Great crested grebe

The obverse of the coin features: the BNB logo with the year ‘1879’ on the strip; ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (Bulgarian National Bank) inscribed in circumference on the top; the year of issue ‘2022’ and the nominal value ‘10 ЛЕВА’ (10 levs) inscribed on the bottom.

The reverse of the coin features: an image of a great crested grebe swimming through water plants and their reflection in the water; ‘ГОЛЯМ ГМУРЕЦ’ (great crested grebe) inscribed in circumference on the bottom.


Year of issue


Nominal value

10 levs


Ag 999/1000


proof, mint state


23.33 g


38.61 mm





Minted by

Bulgarian Mint

Artistic design

Ivan Todorov and Todor Todorov

Прикачени файлове

Presentation of the coin Изтегли PDF (940 KB)

Leaflet of the coin Изтегли PDF (786 KB)

List of offices and banks' branches where the new commemorative coin ‘Great crested grebe’, issue 2022, will be sold (BG) Изтегли PDF (132 KB)