1 Leu 2014 Polymer

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Front: Nicolas Iorga (1871 to 1940), historian, journalist, writer

Back: The Episcopal Cathedral of Curtea de Arges, completed in 1521

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5 Lei 2011 Polymer

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Front: George Enescu (1881 to 1955), internationally renowned composer and musician

Back: The Romanian Athenaeum concert hall in Bucharest

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10 Lei 2013 Polymer

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Front: Nicolae Grigorescu (1838 to 1907), famous landscapes painter

Back: A country house adapted from Grigorescu's "Rodica"

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50 Lei 2008 Polymer

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Front: Aurel Vlaicu (1882 to 1913), Engineer, inventor and Romania's foremost aviation pioneer

Back: one of Vlaicu's planes, Vlaicu II

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100 Lei 2009 Polymer

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Front: Ion Luca Caragiale (1852 to 1912), noted author, playwright and short story writer

Back: statue of Caragiale and now demolished national theater formerly in Bucharest

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200 Lei 2007 Polymer

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Front: Lucian Blaga (1895-1961), Romanian poet, playwright and philosopher

Blaga was born in Lancram, Romania into a family of priests. He received a degree in theology at Sibiu in 1917 and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Vienna in 1920. In his life time, he had been a magazine editor, a Romanian diplomat and a college professor of cultural philosophy.

Back: Neolithic statue of the Thinker of Hamangia; Water mill

The Hamangia culture is a Late Neolithic archaeological culture of Dobruja (Romania and Bulgaria). It began around 5250/5200 BC and lasted until around 4550/4500 BC. Two figurines known as "The Thinker" and "The Sitting woman" are considered masterpieces of Neolithic art.

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The Thinker and The Sitting woman

The Thinker and The Sitting woman

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500 Lei 2009 Polymer

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Front: Mihai Eminescu (1850-1889), Romanian poet

Back: The Mihai Eminescu Central University Library of Iasi

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Mihai Eminescu Central University Library

Mihai Eminescu Central University Library

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100 Lei 2018 Polymer
Commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the Great Union

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Front: Ferdinand I (1865-1927), King of Romania (1914-1927); Queen Maria (1875-1938); the Great National Assembly in Alba lulia on December 1, 1918

Back: Arrival of the Royal cortege in Bucharest on December 1, 1918; part of the mace of King Ferdinand I together with four women in folk costumes typical of each united Romanian provinces: Bessarabia, Romania, Transylvania and Bukovina

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Romania, located in southeast Europe, was known as the Kingdom of Dacia around 200 B. C. It was a constitutional monarchy in 1881. Became a "People's Republic" in 1947 and a "Socialist Republic" in 1965. A new republican government was established in 1989. Romania joined the European Union in 2007. For a more detailed country profile, see CIA World Factbook on Romania.




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