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January 31, 2023

BNR to launch several coins to mark 140 years since laying foundation stone of Peles Castle

Romania’s National Bank (BNR) will launch, on August 7, into the numismatic circuit, a set of three coins, made of gold, silver and coppered tombak, and a silver coin dedicated to marking 140 years since laying the foundation stone of Peles Castle in Sinaia, reads a release issued to Agerpres by the central bank.

The coins in the set have a nominal value of 100 lei, 10 lei and 1 leu, will have a round shape, the gold one will be 21 millimeters in diameter, the silver one and the coppered tombak one – 37 millimeters. The gold coin weighs 6,452 grams, the silver one – 31,103 grams and the coppered tombak one – 23.5 grams.

On the obverse of the coins there is the image of Peles Castle, the inscription “ROMANIA,” the face value “100 LEI”, “10 LEI” and “1 LEU”, Romania’s coat of arms and the year of issue “2015”.

The reverse is the same for all the coins, presenting the statue of King Carol I placed in front of Peles Castle, the inscription “PELES CASTLE” and the year of the laying the foundation stone “1875”.

The technical characteristics and the description of the silver coin are similar to those of the silver coin that is part of the set of three coins.

“The coins in the set will be packed separately in transparent plastic capsules. The coin sets and the silver coins will be accompanied by the presentation brochures of this numismatic issue, written in Romanian, English and French. The brochures include the issue’s certificate of authenticity, bearing the signatures of the BNR Governor and of the Central Cashier. The mintage for this issue is 150 coin sets (gold, silver and coppered tombak ones) and 250 silver coins,” the release mentions.

The prices are 1,950 lei, excluding VAT, for the set of three coins, including the presentation brochure, and 330 lei, excluding VAT, for the silver coin, including the presentation brochure.

The coins are legal tender in Romania. Their launch into the numismatic circuit is made through BNR’s regional branches in Bucharest and the counties of Cluj, Iasi and Timis.

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