Dozens of people queued in front of the BNB building in order to buy coins dedicated to the Bulgarian Presidency.
The silver commemorative coin of face value of BGN 10 and the circulating coin of BGN 2 were released in the morning of 2 January. The logo of the Bulgarian Presidency is on their reverse side.
The Bank opened the cashiers’ desks at 8.30 am. Some people had joined the queue as early as 5.00 am.
The BGN 10 has a circulation of 3,000 and is of numismatic value. It is sold for BGN 66 at BNB cashiers’ desks and at the Cash Services Company’s offices in Sofia, Burgas, Varna, Pleven and Plovdiv. One person may buy one coin only. The BGN 2 coin has a circulation of 500,000.
1,000 BGN 10 coins and 50,000 BGN 2 coins will be part of the delegate’s gift packs prepared by the Ministry for the Bulgarian Presidency.