Collector coins

Collector coins are masterpieces of coinage technique and art. Like the circulation currency, in Romania they are issued, by the National Bank and are usually made of precious metals: gold or silver.
Dedicated to famous people, places and events of historical, sociological, sciencentific or artistic importance, they  always show outstanding aesthetics and special processing, in which attention is paid to every technological step.

The particularly aesthetical appearance of proof coins is a result of the matt relief opposed to the glossy background. This effect is obtained by means of special techniques. In order to preserve the original quality of  the surface, proof coins are placed in transparent capsules. They are usually presented in special boxes, made of ​leather, plastic or wood, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, testifying for the specifications and precious metal content.

140 years since the establishment of the State Mint

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 10 lei;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.1030 grams;
  • Dimension: diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 1000 ;

Obverse – a composition suggesting the technological minting process, the coat of arms of Romania, the face value of “10 LEI” and the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc.

Reverse – the depiction of the first headquarters of the State Mint; below, the obverse and the reverses of the first coins struck in this facility; above and below, the anniversary years “1870” and “2010”; on the rim, the circular inscription “MONETARIA STATULUI” and “140 DE ANI DE LA INFIINTARE”.

 

100 Years from the Birth of Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 5 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.1030 grams;
  • Dimension: diameter 13.92 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 150 ;

 

Obverse – In the upper part the year of issue “2005″, the inscription “ROMANIA” and the face value of “5 LEI”. In the lower part, there are the masks of Comedy and Tragedy, the symbols of the theatre.

Reverse – The bust of the actor Grigore Vasiliu-Birlic in a comedy role surrounded by the inscription “CENTENARUL NASTERII ACTORULUI GRIGORE VASILIU-BIRLIC”. The years “1905″ and “2005″ are placed left from the actor’s bust, one beneath the other.

 

150th anniversary since the internationalisation of the legal regime of the Danube and the establishment of the European Commission of the Danube

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 5 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.1030 grams;
  • Dimension: diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: plain;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 500 ;

Obverse – in the upper half, on a frosted background, the Danube Delta’s map and the year of issue “2006″, in the lower half the Coat of Arms of Romania, the inscription “ROMANIA” and the face value of the coin: 5 LEI.

Reverse – in the foreground, a pelican in the middle of a vegetation landscape characteristic of the Danube Delta, the river behind it and the inspection ship of the European Commission of the Danube – “Carolus Primus” navigating close to the opposite bank, in front of the Sulina lighthouse built by the Commission, in the background. On the outer side, the circular text on two lines: “COMISIA EUROPEANA A DUNARII 1856 – 2006″.

 

90th Anniversary of the great battles fought by the Romanian army at Mărăşti, Mărăşeşti and Oituz

Gold Coin

  • Face Value: 100 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Gold 900/1000;
  • Weight: 6.4520 grams;
  • Dimension: Diameter 21 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 250 ;

 

Obverse – the image of the mausoleum of Mărăşeşti, Romania coat of arms, the year of issue “2007″ and the face value “100 LEI”; on the upper part, the circular inscription “ROMANIA”.

Reverse – a group of soldiers during the battle of Mărăşti, the year of the battle “1917″, and the circular inscriptions “MARASTI-MARASESTI-OITUZ” and “Pe aici nu se trece!”.

 

80th anniversary of the establishment of the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 10 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.1030 grams;
  • Dimension: Diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 500 ;

 

Obverse – in the upper part, the inscription “ROMANIA” and the depiction of the current head office of Radio România; below, from left to right, years “1928 2008″, the coat of arms of Romania and the face value – 10 LEI on two rows; in the lower part, from left to right, the representation of the Radiotelephonic Broadcasting Company headquarters as it looked in 1928 and the image of a female broadcaster of the ’30s speaking on the microphone.

Reverse – in the upper part, the three-row inscription “80 ANI DE LA INFIINTARE”; below, from left to right, a radio set of the ’30s and the new logo of Radio România; in the lower part, a pair of headphones.

 

The centennial anniversary of the Port of Constanţa

Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 10 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31.1030 grams;
  • Dimension: Diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 500 ;

 

Obverse – on the left side, in the foreground, the image of “Mircea” Brig – the training ship of the Romanian Marine; on the right, the face value of the coin – 10 LEI and above, the image of “Carol I” Lighthouse; in the background, a view of the port of Constanţa from the sea displaying the Orthodox Cathedral on the left and the Casino on the right; in the upper half, the inscription “ROMANIA”, Romania’s coat-of-arms and the year of issue – 2009.

Reverse – in the lower half, in the foreground, a modern commercial vessel and in the background, the silos in the port of Constanţa, designed by engineer Anghel Saligny; in the upper half, the inscription “100 DE ANI DE LA INAUGURAREA PORTULUI CONSTANTA 1909”.