Noile monede şi medalii ale Băncii Naţionale a României / New Coins and Medals Issued by National Bank of Romania
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|Excerpt||Romania has quite a long tradition concerning the issuing of precious metal coins. So, between 1867 (the establishing of the modem monetary system union of Romania) and 1995 there were struck 22 monetary issues of gold and 60 of silver with different denomination, weighting 14.3 tons of pure gold and 1344.4 tons of pure silver.
The last jubilee coins issued in gold and silver were from 1982-1983 for the anniversary of "2500 years from the establishment of the centralized and Independent Dacian State". They are jubilee gold coins of 500 and 1000 lei and jubilee silver coins of 50 and 100 lei, struck and distributed on the International market by the American company Franklin Mint Corporation" from Pennsylvania, that supported the charges of the issue. The Romanian part was to get the "royally" rights in hard currency.
In 1995 the National Bank of Romania issued for the domestic market jubilee silver coins of 100 lei and nickel-cladded steel coins of 10 lei, for the first time after 49 years break.
They were put into currency at December the 1995 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary from the foundation of FAO. There were issued 30.000 pieces of 100 lei of silver and 100.000 pieces 10 lei of nickel-cladded steel.
The FAO issue was struck at the National Mint of Bucharest, using the dies designed and engraved by Vasile Gabor.
In 1995 the National Bank of Romania also struck a silver medal on the 115 years anniversary of the
National Bank. It was also designed by Vasile Gabor at the National Mint of Bucharest.
In 1996 the National Bank of Romania issued two sets of jubilee coins: 100 and 10 lei dedicated to the
European Football Championship – England 1996 and to the Olympic Games-Atlanta 1996. The last issue consists in six coins of 100 lei in silver and 10 lei in nickel-cladded steel: 1. Centenary of the Modem Olympic. Games - 1896-1996. 2. Surfing. 3. Rowing. 4. Swimming. 5. Yachting. 6. Canoe. The dies engraver was V. Gabor. The coins were struck at the National Mint in Bucharest.
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