The obverse depicted Bulgaria coat of arms. Below is the nominal value of 5 leva. In the outer circle of the coin has an inscription “Peoples Republic of Bulgaria” and the year of issue – 1981.
The reverse side depicted the portraits of Hristo Botev and Sandor Petofi. In the middle of the coin has sword and quill. In the outer circle of the coin has an inscription “1300 years Bulgaria”.