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October 1, 2020
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BNR issues collector’s coins to mark 150th anniversary of Romania’s monetary system

The National Bank of Romania (BNR) has put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a set of three coins to mark 150 years since the enactment of the law concerning the establishment of a new monetary system and the minting of national coins, BNR Governor Mugur Isarescu told the 25th edition of the Cristian Popisteanu annual banking history and civilisation symposium.

“It is not by chance that today, when we are talking about financial education through history, we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the leu as the national currency of Romania. To mark it, the National Bank has put into circulation a set of three coins to mark 150 years since the enactment of the law concerning the establishment of a new monetary system and the minting of national coins: a 100-leu face value gold coin; a 10-leu face value silver coin and a 1-leu face value copper-plated tombac coin. The mintage is 150 pieces,” said Isarescu.

He added that BNR was also releasing 5,000 collector coins made of brass.

Isarescu told the symposium that 201 of the 352 BNR employees in WWI went to war, with 21 percent being killed in combat.

BNR on Wednesday organised the 25th edition of the Cristian Popisteanu annual banking history and civilisation symposium.

The theme of the latest symposium was BNR, WWI and year 1917, celebrating BNR’s 137th anniversary, 150 years since the adoption of leu as Romania’s national currency and 50 years since the first issue of Magazin Istoric (History Magazine).

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