The Bulgarian National Bank has issued (21st March) a commemorative silver coin featuring the Zograf Monastery. This is part of the coin series “Bulgarian churches and monasteries”.
The obverse of the coin was designed by Ivan Todorov. The right half features the logo of the Bulgarian National Bank and the nominal face value of ‘10 ЛЕВА’ (BGN 10). Additional inscriptions include ‘БЪЛГАРСКА НАРОДНА БАНКА’ (BULGARIAN NATIONAL BANK) and date of issue ‘2011’. The left half of the obverse features the icon of St. George Zograf, which is kept at the Zograf Monastery on Mount Athos.
The reverse of the coin, designed by Todor Todorov, is based on a 19th century engraving which depicts the Zograf Monastery. The inscription above reads ‘МАНАСТИР „СВ. ГЕОРГИ ЗОГРАФ”’ (St. George Zograf Monastery).
Each coin is struck in .925 silver with a weight of 23.33 grams and diameter of 38.61 mm. Issued in proof quality, the coins have a mintage of 6,000 pieces.
The Zograf Monastery silver coins are available at Bulgarian National Bank cash designs for BGN 66 inclusive of VAT.