Khan Krum Commemorative Coin Begins Medieval Bulgarian Rulers Series

On June 20, 2011, the Bulgarian National Bank released a partially gold plated silver coin featuring Khan Krum. This represent the first issue in a new series featuring Medieval Bulgarian Rulers.

The gold plated portion of the obverse design features a fragment of a miniature from the Constantine Manasses’ Chronicle. Khan Krum is pictured drinking a toast to the Slavic rulers. The inscription ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (Bulgarian National Bank) appears above the scene, with the nominal face value ‘10 ЛЕВА’ (BGN 10) and the year of issue ‘2011’ below.

The reverse of the coin features another fragment from a miniature of the Constantine Manasses’ Chronicle. Khan Krum is seen pursuing the Byzantines. The inscriptions around the outer edge of the coin read ‘СРЕДНОВЕКОВНИ БЪЛГАРСКИ ВЛАДЕТЕЛИ’ (Medieval Bulgarian Rulers) and ‘ХАН КРУМ’ (Khan Krum).

The designs for the coin are by Ivan Todorov and Elena Todorova.

Each coin is struck in proof quality with a composition of 92.5% silver and partial gold plating. The weight is 23.33 grams and the diameter is 38.61 mm. A mintage of 5,000 pieces has been indicated. The coins are available for sale at Bulgarian National Bank cash desks for BGN 84 (including VAT).

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