The lev (leva, levove) is the currency of Bulgaria. It is divided in 100 stotinki (singular: stotinka). In archaic Bulgarian the word lev meant lion. Bulgaria, as a part of European Union will adopt Euro in the years to come.
In 1999, coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50 stotinki were introduced.A 1 lev coin in 2002 replaced the 1 lev banknote introduced in 1999. The 1, 2 and 5 stotinki are struck in brass-plated steel, and the 10, 20 and 50 stotinki in cupro-nickel; each depicts the Madara horseman on its obverse. The 1 lev coin is bimetallic and depicts St. Ivan Rilski on its obverse.