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Country overview

 

 

România

Capital Bucharest
Population (millions) 22.2
Area (sq km) 237,500
GDP per capita (USD PPP) 11,100

 

 

Polymer overview

 

 

Country ranking 13th (3rd) All varieties 72
Year of the first polymer issue 1999 Proof 0
Number of polymer issues 13 Specimen 20
Current status Polymer (2001) Regular 52
New polymer issues expected? Yes Replacement 0

 

 

General information

 

 

 

Romania is the third country in the word to fully convert to polymer notes. As of 14.12.01, all four denominations (10,000 Lei, 50,000 Lei, 100,000 Lei, and 500,000 Lei) in circulation were plastic, eventhough paper bank notes, including denominations lower than 10,000 Lei, still circulated and were being withdrawn as 5,000 Lei coin had been introduced in December 2001 (the 5,000 Lei paper bank note ceased to be legal tender on 30.06.02). As of 01.07.05, Romania is also the first country in the world to issue a complete second set of polymer notes.

 

Introduction of new bank notes in Romania

By Mugur Constantin Isărescu, BNR Governor.

 

 

 

 

National Bank of Romania

 

 

 

 

Governor
(Guvernator)
Chief Cashier
(Casier Central)

Mugur Constantin Isărescu

Dan Florescu

Emil Iota Ghizari

Ionel Nitu

Mugur Constantin Isărescu
 

 

 

 

National Bank of Romania Annual reports: 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010.

 

Proof notes / Romania

 

Polymer bank notes in Romania

By Razvan Dumitriu, BNR; 2009.

BNR press release: BNR: Redenomination of domestic currency

BNR: The new Leu—everything becomes simpler

Law on the redenomination of domestic currency

Newspaper article: Government to redenominate currency (2004)

Newspaper article: Romanian MPs give green light to Leu redenomination (2004)

Newspaper article: The money maker (2006)

  

Redenomination of Romanian polymer bank notes

 

On 01.07.05, the Romanian Leu has been redenominated so that 10.000 old Lei, in circulation at that date, has been replaced by 1 new Leu, according to the Law No. 348 of 14.07.04 regarding the national currency denomination, published in the Official Gazette, No. 664 of 23.07.04. Starting 01.07.05, the National Bank of Romania has been issuing the new bank notes and coins.

 

The Law stipulated that in the period subsequent to the introduction of the new monetary issue until 31.12.06, the bank notes and coins in circulation before 01.07.05 will be gradually replaced by the bank notes and coins of the NBR's new monetary issue. Also, starting 01.03.05 until 30.06.06, the new prices and tariffs of goods and services will be displayed both in the old and the new denomination, while the amount stipulated in the utility suppliers' contracts in progress on 01.03.05, and the invoices regarding utilities payments will be notified to the parties, both in the old and the new denomination.

 

Serial numbers and the year of printing

 

The first two digits of the serial number denote the year of printing, e. g., the serial number 001D2345678 denotes a bank note printed in the year 2000. There are two exceptions: (1) all S1 bank notes were printed in 1999, but the serial numbers commence with "00", denoting the year 2000; (2) serial numbers for S5R1b notes (uncut blocks of 4 notes) commence with "50" and therefore do not denote the year of printing (S5R1a or regular circulating bank notes are not an exception).

 

 

Bank notes for sale (additional offers)

 

 

Basic varieties of bank notes can be purchased further down this page from the bank notes' tables.

 

This table shows additional offers:

 

PIC REF. DESCRIPTION PRICE BUY
S1R1* 2,000 Lei. Note in folder.
[P111b] Image
€7.00
S1R1* 2,000 Lei. Note in folder.
Low serial number 001A0000343. [P111b]
€22.00
S2R1* 10,000 Lei. Signed by Ghizari-Nitu.
4 uncut notes with BNR certificate. [P112b]
€28.00
S2R2* 10,000 Lei. Signed by Isãrescu-Nitu.
4 uncut notes with BNR certificate. [P112b]
€19.50
S5R2* 500,000 Lei. Signed by Ghizari-Nitu.
Single note (ex-sheet). [P115b]
€65.00
S5R2* 500,000 Lei. Signed by Ghizari-Nitu.
4 uncut notes with BNR certificate. [P115b]
€250.00
 

 

Bank notes

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S1 Leu 2,000 143x63 P111 NPA Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S1S1 1999
11 August 1999
Isărescu-Florescu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000 not given F  B
S1R1 1999
11 August 1999
Isărescu-Florescu [P111a] €1.50
F  B
 

 

Issued in 1999. The first two digits in the serial number are 00, which would usually indicate the year of printing, but not in this case. 45 million bank notes were printed.

 

 

Romania, 2,000 Lei, issued in 1999. Issued on the occasion of the total Solar eclipse on August 11, 1999, which was best visible from the territory of Romania. The denomination of 2,000 Lei also symbolizes the then-approaching year 2000. This is the first Guardian® polymer bank note issued in Europe. Front: A depiction of our Solar system with the sun and the nine planets. Romanian Coat of Arms at top left. National Bank of Romania’s logo at top centre. Back: A map of Romania in Romanian flag colors (blue, yellow, and red) and the depiction of the area where the Solar eclipse was best visible.

 

 

On the withdrawal of 2,000 Lei bank note (2004)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S2 Leu 10,000 150x67 P112 NPA, RAIBNR Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S2S1 2000
00
Ghizari-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; printed by NPA not given F  B
images from Vincent Tan
S2R1 2000
00
Ghizari-Nitu printed by NPA; year 2000 [P112a] €4.00
F  B
S2R2 2000
01
Isărescu-Nitu printed by RAIBNR; year 2001 [P112a] €2.50
F  B
 

 

S2R1 issued on 18.09.00. S2R2 issued in 2001.

 

National Bank of Romania's description of 10,000 Lei bank note (S2)

 

 

Romania, 10,000 Lei, issued in 2000. Front: Portrait of Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940), Romanian writer, historian journalist, and politician. A monumental personality of the Romanian culture, gifted with an extraordinary memory; a president of the National Assembly and a Prime Minister of Romania. Murdered in the 1940 by the Romanian nationalistic and anti-Semitic group the Iron Guard. Gentian flowers in centre. Back: Episcopal Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş monastery, erected by Neagoe Basarab in the early 16th century. Crusader eagle of the ancient Vallachian Coat of Arms, used in the late 17th and early 18th century, at left.

 

 

Regarding the withdrawal of the Lei 10,000 bank note (issuing year 1994) and the new redesigned polymer-based issue (2000)

 

 

Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940)

 
COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S3 Leu 50,000 155x70 P113 RAIBNR Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S3S1 2001
01
Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 010D0000000 not given F  B
S3R1 2001
01
Isărescu-Nitu year 2001 [P113] €7.50
F  B
S3R2 2001
02
Isărescu-Nitu year 2002 [P113] €7.50 F  B
S3R3 2001
03
Isărescu-Nitu year 2003 [P113] €7.50
F  B
S3R4 2001
04
Isărescu-Nitu year 2004 [P113] €7.50 F  B
 

 

Issued on 14.12.01.

 

National Bank of Romania's description of 50,000 Lei bank note (S3)

 

 

Romania, 50,000 Lei, issued in 2001. Front: Portrait of the composer George Enescu (1881-1955). Composer, pianist, and violinist of world renown; professor of music in Paris, Vienna, and the USA; creator of suites, chamber music, and operas. Carnation flower, two musical notes, and a violin in centre. Back: 'Romanian Athenaeum' concert hall at left. A fragment of the score of the Enescu's opera "King Oedipus" above. A musician's piano at centre right.

 

 

Polymer bank note with face value of ROL 50,000 and coin with face value of ROL 5,000 (2001)

Numismatic issue: A new series of polymer-based sheets with bank notes with face value of ROL 50,000 (2002)

 

 

George Enescu (1881-1955)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S4 Leu 100,000 160x73 P114 RAIBNR, OeBS Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S4S1 2001 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000 not given F  B
S4R1 2001
01
Isărescu-Nitu year 2001 [P114] €14.00 F  B
S4R2 2001
02
Isărescu-Nitu year 2002 [P114] €14.00 F  B
S4R3 2001
03
Isărescu-Nitu year 2003 [P114] €14.00 F  B
S4R4 2001
04
Isărescu-Nitu year 2004 [P114] €14.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 12.11.01.

 

National Bank of Romania's description of 100,000 Lei bank note (S4)

 

 

Romania, 100,000 Lei, issued in 2001. Front: Portrait of Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907), a painter. The greatest of the Romanian painters, an undisputed classic, a painter of mountain and hill regions, of the plain and the sea, of the earth-tillers, young and old, whom he regards with sympathy and portrays as proud, brave, dignified soldiers in battle and as diligent working people. Hollyhock flower, an artist's palette and paintbrush in centre. Back: A country house in centre. Nicolae Grigorescu's painting 'Rodica', representing a country girl at left. This painting, like many others, exhibits the artist's sympathy for the common people.

 

 

Polymer bank note with face value of ROL 100,000 (2001)

 

 

Nicolae Grigorescu (1837-1907)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S5 Leu 500,000 165x76 P115 NPA Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S5S1 2000
00
Ghizari-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000 not given F  B
images from Vincent Tan
S5R1 2000
00
Ghizari-Nitu year 2000 [P115a] €52.00 F  B
S5R2 2000 Ghizari-Nitu year 2000; prefix 500A (year not indicated in serial number) [P115a] €48.00 F  B
S5R3 2000
00
Isărescu-Nitu year 2000 [P115a] €48.00 F  B
S5R4 2000
03
Isărescu-Nitu year 2003 [P115a] €48.00 F  B
S5R5 2000
04
Isărescu-Nitu year 2004 [P115a] €48.00
F  B
 

 

S5R1 issued on 23.10.00. This issue was renumbered on 09.10.12.

 

National Bank of Romania's description of 500,000 Lei bank note (S5)

 

 

Romania, 500,000 Lei, issued in 2000. Front: Portrait of Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913), Romanian engineer, inventor, pilot, airplane builder, and winner of international flight awards. In 1913, he finished 'Vlaicu III', the first all-metal aeroplane in the world. He died in the same year, flying his own aeroplane 'Vlaicu II' over the Carpathian mountains. A mountain flower edelweiss and an airplane propeller in centre. A TIDE (Transparent Intaglio Disappearing Effect) security feature, visible when the note is tilted, at right. Back: Mountain eagle head in centre right. 'Vlaicu II' airplane design and 'Gnome' engine sketch at left.

 

 

On the issue of Lei 500,000 bank note and the Lei 1,000 coin (2000)

 

 

Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S6 Leu 1,000,000 168x78 P116 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S6S1 2003 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000 not given F  B
S6R1 2003
03
Isărescu-Nitu year 2003 [P116] €95.00 F  B
S6R2 2003
04
Isărescu-Nitu year 2004 [P116] €95.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 05.12.03.

 

National Bank of Romania's description of 1,000,000 Lei bank note (S6)

 

 

Romania, 1,000,000 Lei, issued in 2003. This bank note has laser-made microperforations or tiny holes in the bank note, which spell 1,000,000 when the note is viewed towards the source of light. Front: Portrait of Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), Romanian playwright, author and short-story writer. His home village is today named after him. Comedy masks and a violet flower in the centre. Violet is also the predominant color of the bank note. Back: Old building of the National Theatre in Bucharest, where Caragiale was a General Director for a short time. Caragiale's statue at left, tragedy mask at right.

 

 

Press release on bank notes (withdrawal and new issue) (2003)

 

 

Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania 7 Leu 1 120x62 P117 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S7S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S7S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S7R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu year 2005 [P117] €1.00
F  B
S7R2 1 iulie 2005
06
Isărescu-Nitu year 2006 [P117] €1.00 F  B
S7R3 1 iulie 2005
07
Isărescu-Nitu year 2007 [P117] €1.00 F  B
S7R4 1 iulie 2005
08
Isărescu-Nitu year 2008 [P117] €1.00 F  B
S7R5 1 iulie 2005
09
Isărescu-Nitu year 2009 [P117] €1.00 F  B
S7R6 1 iulie 2005
11
Isărescu-Nitu year 2011 [P117] €1.00
F  B
S7R7 1 iulie 2005
12
Isărescu-Nitu year 2012 [P117] €1.00
F  B
S7R8 1 iulie 2005
13
Isărescu-Nitu year 2013 [P117] €1.00 F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

Romania, 1 Leu, issued in 2005. Front: Portrait of Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940), Romanian writer, historian journalist, and politician. A monumental personality of the Romanian culture, gifted with an extraordinary memory; a president of the National Assembly and a Prime Minister of Romania. Murdered in the 1940 by the Romanian nationalistic and anti-Semitic group the Iron Guard. Gentian flowers in centre. Back: Episcopal Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş monastery, erected by Neagoe Basarab in the early 16th century. Crusader eagle of the ancient Vallachian Coat of Arms, used in the late 17th and early 18th century at left and in the clear window.

 

 

Nicolae Iorga (1871-1940)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S8 Leu 5 127x67 P118 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S8S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S8S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S8R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu year 2005 [P118] €3.50
F  B
S8R2 1 iulie 2005
06
Isărescu-Nitu year 2006 [P118] €3.50
F  B
S8R3 1 iulie 2005
07
Isărescu-Nitu year 2007 [P118] €3.00
F  B
S8R4 1 iulie 2005
08
Isărescu-Nitu year 2008 [P118] €3.00
F  B
S8R5 1 iulie 2005
11
Isărescu-Nitu year 2011 [P118] €3.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

Romania, 5 Lei, issued in 2005. A musical instrument lira as the perfect registration security feature. Two musical notes in the complex clear window. Front: Portrait of the composer George Enescu (1881-1955). Composer, pianist, and violinist of world renown; professor of music in Paris, Vienna, and the USA; creator of suites, chamber music, and operas. Carnation flower, two musical notes, and a violin in centre. Romanian coat of arms at top left. Back: "Romanian Athenaeum" concert hall at left. A fragment of the score of the Enescu's opera "King Oedipus" above. A musician's piano at centre right.

 

 

George Enescu (1881-1955)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S9 Leu 10 133x72 P119 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S9S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S9S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S9R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu 1 paintbrush in clear window; year 2005 [P119] €6.50
F  B
S9R2 1 iulie 2005
06
Isărescu-Nitu 1 paintbrush in clear window; year 2006 [P119] €6.00
F  B
S9R3 1 iulie 2005
07
Isărescu-Nitu 1 paintbrush in clear window; year 2007 [P119] €6.00 F  B
S9R4 1 decembrie 2008
08
Isărescu-Nitu 3 paintbrushes in clear window; year 2008 [P119] €5.50
F  B
S9R5 1 decembrie 2008
09
Isărescu-Nitu 3 paintbrushes in clear window; year 2009 [P119] €5.00
F  B
S9R6 1 decembrie 2008
10
Isărescu-Nitu 3 paintbrushes in clear window; year 2010 [P119] €5.00
F  B
S9R7 1 decembrie 2008
11
Isărescu-Nitu 3 paintbrushes in clear window; year 2011 [P119] €5.00
F  B
S9R8 1 decembrie 2008
12
Isărescu-Nitu 3 paintbrushes in clear window; year 2011 [P119] €5.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

There are differences to the design of the clear window between S9R1 (2005; picture right) and S9R4 (2008; picture left).

 

 

Romania, 10 Lei, issued in 2005. Front: Portrait of Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907), a painter. The greatest of the Romanian painters, an undisputed classic, a painter of mountain and hill regions, of the plain and the sea, of the earth-tillers, young and old, whom he regards with sympathy and portrays as proud, brave, dignified soldiers in battle and as diligent working people. Hollyhock flower, an artist's palette and paintbrush in centre. Back: A country house in centre. Nicolae Grigorescu's painting "Rodica", representing a country girl at left. This painting, like many others, exhibits the artist's sympathy for the common people.

 

 

Nicolae Grigorescu (1837-1907)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S10 Leu 50 140x77 P120 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S10S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S10S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S10R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu year 2005 [P120] €27.00
F  B
S10R2 1 iulie 2005
06
Isărescu-Nitu year 2006 [P120] €25.00 F  B
S10R3 1 iulie 2005
07
Isărescu-Nitu year 2007 [P120] €23.00
F  B
S10R4 1 iulie 2005
08
Isărescu-Nitu year 2008 [P120] €23.00 F  B
S10R5 1 iulie 2005
09
Isărescu-Nitu year 2009 [P120] €23.00 F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

Romania, 50 Lei, issued in 2005. Mountain eagle head and the numeral 50 embossed in the complex clear window. Front: Portrait of Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913), Romanian engineer, inventor, pilot and airplane builder. Winner of the international flight awards, in 1913, he finished "Vlaicu III", the first all-metal aeroplane in the world. He died in the same year, flying his own aeroplane "Vlaicu II" over the Carpathian mountains. A mountain flower edelweiss, and an airplane propeller in centre. Romanian coat of arms at top left. Back: Mountain eagle head in centre right. "Vlaicu II" airplane design and "Gnome" engine sketch at left.

 

 

Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S11 Leu 100 147x82 P121 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S11S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S11S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S11R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu year 2005 [P121] €54.00
F  B
S11R2 1 iulie 2005
06
Isărescu-Nitu year 2006 [P121] €51.00
F  B
S11R3 1 iulie 2005
07
Isărescu-Nitu year 2007 [P121] €50.00 F  B
S11R4 1 iulie 2005
08
Isărescu-Nitu year 2008 [P121] €46.00
F  B
S11R5 1 iulie 2005
09
Isărescu-Nitu year 2009 [P121] €42.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

Romania, 100 Lei, issued in 2005. The complex clear window features a comedy mask at right, a shadow image of a tragedy mask in the centre and an embossed numeral 100 at left. Front: Portrait of Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912), Romanian playwright, author and short-story writer. His home village is today named after him. Comedy masks and a violet flower in the centre. Violet is also the predominant colour of the bank note. Romanian coat of arms at top left. Back: Old building of the National Theatre in Bucharest, where Caragiale was a General Director for a short time. Caragiale's statue at left.

 

 

Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S12 Leu 200 150x82 P122 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S12S1 1 decembrie 2006 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; without specimen number no data F  B
images from BNR
S12S2 1 decembrie 2006 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red no data F  B
S12R1 1 decembrie 2006
06
Isărescu-Nitu year 2006 [P122] €98.00
F  B
S12R2 1 decembrie 2006
07
Isărescu-Nitu year 2007 [P122] €84.00
F  B
S12R3 1 decembrie 2006
09
Isărescu-Nitu year 2009 [P122] €88.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.12.06. National Bank of Romania's description (limba română) of 200 RON bank note.

 

 

Romania, 200 Lei, issued in 2006. Front: Portrait of Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), Romanian poet, playwright, essayist, philosopher, professor and diplomat. Poppy flowers in the centre and an open book with Blaga's poem ”Self-portrait”, which describes him as being silent as a swan. He did not speak any words until he was four, and he later described his early childhood as "under the sign of the incredible absence of word". Back: The Thinker of Hamangia, a masterpiece of the Neolithic art, at left. An old water mill with a sessile oak in the centre. Wheels (invented in late Neolithic, 5th millennium B.C.) and a rainbow in the background.

 

 

National Bank of Romania is to launch, starting 1 December 2006, the RON 200 bank note (2006)

 

 

Lucian Blaga (1895-1961)

 

COUNTRY REF. CURRENCY DENOMINATION SIZE PICK PRINTER POLYMER
Romania S13 Leu 500 153x82 P123 no data Guardian®

REF. DATE SIGNATORY DESCRIPTION PRICE PICS
S13S1 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number black not given F  B
images from BNR
S13S2 1 iulie 2005 Isărescu-Nitu SPECIMEN; serial number 000A0000000; specimen number red not given F  B
S13R1 1 iulie 2005
05
Isărescu-Nitu year 2005 [P123] €225.00
F  B
S13R2 1 iulie 2005
09
Isărescu-Nitu year 2009 [P123] €174.00
F  B
 

 

Issued on 01.07.05.

 

 

Romania, 500 Lei, issued in 2005. An hourglass as an element of the complex clear window. Front: Portrait of Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), late Romantic poet and probably the best-known Romanian poet. He was active in the Junimea literary society, was a prominent member of the Conservative Party and a journalist at Timpul (The Time) newspaper. Lime tree blossoms, a quill and an inkpot in the centre. Back: At left, a sample of Timpul newspaper, where Eminescu was a journalist and an editor. University Library in Iaşi, where Eminescu worked as director. Letters BNR appear as a hidden image along the right side of the library building.

 

 

Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889)