1885, Principality of Bulgaria, Alexander Batenberg. Silver 5 Leva Crown.

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  • Sold Date: Dec 19, 2012
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1885, Principality of Bulgaria, Alexander Batenberg. Silver 5 Leva Crown.

Mint Period: 1885
Denomination: 5 Leva
Reference: Davenport 60, KM-7.
Condition: Light hairlines in fields, otherwise XF-AU!
Material: Silver (.900)
Weight: 24.86gm
Diameter: 37mm

Obverse: Denomination (5 LEVA) and date (1885) within rose-buds, olive branches and wheat wreath.

Reverse: Crowned coat-of-arms of the Principality of Bulgaria, supported by lions, within crowned coat of arms.
Legend: * BULGARIA * " Unity is leads to strenght! "

Authenticity unconditionally guaranteed. !

Alexander Joseph of Battenberg (April 5, 1857 - November 17, 1893), the first prince (knyaz) of modern Bulgaria, reigning from April 29, 1879 to September 7, 1886.

Alexander was the second son of Prince Alexander of Hesse and by Rhine by the latter's morganatic marriage with Countess Julia von Hauke. The Countess and her descendants gained the title of Princess of Battenberg (derived from an old residence of the Grand Dukes of Hesse) and the style Durchlaucht ("Serene Highness") in 1858. Prince Alexander was a nephew of Russia's Tsar Alexander II, who had married a sister of Prince Alexander of Hesse; his mother, a daughter of Count Moritz von Hauke, had been lady-in-waiting to the Tsaritsa.

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