On April 22, 2010, the Bulgarian National Bank will release a silver commemorative coin featuring the Belogradchik Rocks. The coins will be struck in 92.5% silver and represent the second Bulgarian commemorative coin issue of the year.
The obverse of the coin features the Bulgarian National Bank logo with inscriptions ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (Bulgarian National Bank), the year of issue ‘2010’, and the nominal face value ‘10 ЛЕВА’ (10 leva).
The reverse features a depiction of the Belogradchik Rocks and inscriptions ‘БЕЛОГРАДЧИШКИ СКАЛИ’ (Belogradchik Rocks) and ‘ПРИРОДЕН ФЕНОМЕН’ (natural phenomenon). The coin was designed by Vanya Dimitrova.
Each coin is struck in proof quality with a diameter of 38.61 mm and weight of 23.33 grams. The mintage is limited to 4,000 coins.
The Belogradchik Rocks Silver Coins will be available at Bulgarian National Bank cash desks for BGN 54, VAT included.
The Belogradchik Rocks are a group of rock formations located on the western part of the Balkan Mountains near the town of Belogradchik. The rocks feature many fantastic shapes in a variety of colors and are associated with different legends and stories. The rocks have been declared a National Landmark by the Bulgarian government.