Fening: coin of Bosnia and Herzegovina; 1/100 konvertibilna marka


50 fening, 2013: Bosnia and Herzegovina

50 fening, 2013: Bosnia and Herzegovina

БОСНА И ХЕРЦЕГОВИНА - BOSNA I HERCEGOVINA (twice — on the obverse and reverse of the coin): the name of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, written in Cyrillic and Latin (Gaj's Latin alphabet) variants of the Serbo-Croat-Bosnian language.

50 - фенинга - feninga.

Outlines of the state Bosnia and Herzegovina on the map.

Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina — field with triangle separating said field, and there are seven full five-pointed stars and two half stars.

Obverse and reverse of the coin are decorated with four triangles from the national symbols of Bosnia and Herzegovina — the national flag and coat of arms.

Royal Mint (United Kingdom).

Mintage: 3.000.000.

  • Copper plated steel: 24 mm - 5.24 g
  • Reference price: 0.3$

COIN FENING — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. REPUBLIC OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA (1998-...): fening = konvertibilna marka

FENING (plural: feninga) as coin name.
Fening serves as the modern exchange coin of Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is a hundredth part of the local monetary unit — convertible mark (Konvertibilna marka).
The fening was introduced at the same time as the main currency — in 1998. This year, the 10, 20 and 50 fening denominations of the Balkan state's exchange coins were issued by the British Royal Mint. Only in 2005, a 5-fening coin was introduced into circulation. Lower denominations have never been minted. On each fening, the denomination and the name of the state are indicated in two official languages — Croatian (fening, Bosna i Hercegovina) and Serbian (фенинг, Босна и Херцеговина). The design of the coins (author: Kenan Zekić) is based on the image of the contours of the country and elements of the state coat of arms.
The names of the small coin fening, as well as the currency of Bosnia and Herzegovina — Konvertibilna marka, are not accidentally borrowed from the German monetary system: similarly to the pfennig and mark of Germany. The fact is that at the time of the appearance of the national monetary unit of this republic of the former Yugoslavia, the Konvertibilna marka corresponded to the Deutsche mark in a ratio of 1:1.