In accordance with the provisions of Art. 19 of Law No. 101/1998 - The NBR
Act, starting from 18 September 2000 the National Bank of Romania shall
withdraw from circulation the bank note with face value of Lei 10,000
issued in 1994.
15 December 2000 onwards, the aforementioned bank note shall no longer be
used as legal tender.
Lei 10,000 bank note issued in 1994 shall be withdrawn in the following
18 September - 30 November 2000, the pay desks of companies and other
institutions shall accept bank notes from individuals. The pay desks shall
not put these notes into circulation again, but deposit them on a daily
basis, along with the cash, with the bank units where they hold accounts.
1 - 15 December 2000, bank notes to be withdrawn shall be returned to bank
units' pay desks only in order to be replaced by the new bank notes.
after 15 December 2000, the Lei 10,000 bank note issued in 1994 shall no
longer be legal tender, the bank notes cannot be returned to bank units or
replaced by new ones.
damaged bank notes of Lei 10,000 issued in 1994 shall be replaced by new
ones via the NBR branches in accordance with legal provisions by 15
damaged bank notes returned in order to be replaced within the legal
period, which have to be checked to assess the damage, may be replaced
even after 15 December 2000.
22 December 2000, bank notes that were returned to the bank units shall be
deposited with the NBR branches, so that no Lei 10,000 bank note issued in
1994 shall be deposited with banks when the deadline has expired.
In accordance with Art. 15 and 19 of Law No. 101/1998 - The NBR Act,
starting 18 September 2000 the NBR shall put into circulation the new,
polymer-based bank note with face value of Lei 10,000.
size: 150x67 mm;
printed on polymer;
main colour, obverse/reverse: green and light green;
Obverse: Portrait of Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, historian and
journalist. Centre, gentian flowers (Gentiana asclepiadaea). Upper,
Romanian Coat of Arms, name of National Bank of Romania "BANCA
NATIONALA A ROMANIEI", NBR medallion. Down, bank note denomination in
figures and letters "10.000 lei ZECE MII". Left, authorised
signatures of Governor, Chief Cashier and issuing year "2000".
Vertically right, denomination "ZECE MII 10.000".
(5) Reverse: Centre, episcopal cathedral of Curtea de Arges Monastery erected by Neagoe Basarab (1512-1521). On the left, crusader eagle of the ancient Wallachian Coat of Arms used during the reign of Constantin Brāncoveanu (1688-1714). Up, denomination value "10.000" vertically and horizontally, name of National Bank of Romania "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMANIEI" and NBR logo. Down, left: denomination value in figures and letters "ZECE MII lei 10.000". Right from the episcopal cathedral penalty text, vertically: "FORGERY IS PUNISHED ACCORDING TO THE LAW". Serial number, black, vertically, on the left side; serial number, red, increasing characters, horizontally, on the right side.
10,000 bank note includes the following security features for protection
window with embossed denomination value "10000": clear,
nonprinted area, visible from either side;
shadow image: portrait and NBR logo are visible when bank note is held
against the light;
(3) perfect register: the floral shape is printed on both sides of the bank note; when the note is held against the light, both figures match properly.
design of this note is protected by registration with OSIM (State Office
for Trade Marks). Any colour reproduction, in whole or in part, for
commercial purposes, information or any other licit action shall need
prior written permission from the National Bank of Romania. Any forgery or
attempted forgery shall be punished, according to the Romanian Criminal
Code - Art. 282, with 3 to 12 years in jail.
15 December 2000 onwards, lei 10,000 bank notes issued in 1999 and 2000
shall be both in circulation.