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New 2 leva coin goes into circulation

Bulgarian National Bank (BNB) will release the new 2 leva coin on December, 7th. It has a diameter of 26.5 mm and bears the image of Paisiy Hilendarski. BNB has minted 12 million leva in 2 leva coins waiting to be put into circulation.

The National Bank also stresses that banknotes with a nominal value of 2 leva (1999 and 2005 emissions) will continue to be legal tender after December, 7th.

The lifespan of a bill is between 13 and 14 months whereas a coin lasts 30 years.