Romania

Romania new date (2019) 1-leu note (B286b) confirmed

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This denomination has not yet been confirmed with prefix beginning with 18.

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

Romania new date (2019) 100-leu note (B290b) confirmed

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Like B290a, but new date (2019).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions SRL) and Catalin Vasilache.

Romania new 5-leu note (B287a) confirmed

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Like B279, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.

Courtesy of Catalin Vasilache.

Romania new 100-leu numismatic product (BNP202a) confirmed introduced 01.12.2018

According to a press release dated 29 November 2018, on 1 December the National Bank of Romania introduced a 100-leu polymer note commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great Union. The front depicts King Ferdinand I and Queen Maria, and the Great National Assembly in Alba Iulia, on 1 December 1918. The back depicts the arrival of the royal cortege in Bucharest, on 1 December 1918, and part of the mace of King Ferdinand I, together with four women in folk costumes typical of each united Romanian province: Bessarabia, Romania, Transylvania and Bukovina. 10,000 notes will be sold with leaflet for 150 lei each.



Courtesy of Daniel Mendea, Mocanu Alexandru, Radu Andron, Hans-Ludwig Besler, Claudio Marana, Mihai Cristian Vulpe, Catalin Vasilache, Ștefan Vasiliță (www.ebancnote.ro).

Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 10-leu note (B288a) confirmed


Like P119, but new date (1 ianuarie 2018) and new coat of arms.

Courtesy of (http://ebancnote.ro).

Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 50-leu note (B289a) confirmed

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Like P120, but new date and new coat of arms.

Courtesy of Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions/www.ebancnote.ro).

Romania new crowned eagle notes reportedly introduced 01.01.2018

On 8 June 2016, the Romanian parliament adopted a draft law which restores the crown on the head of the gold eagle in the country’s coat of arms. Pursuant to the provisions of Articles 14 and 17 of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania and of Law No. 146/2016 amending Law No. 102/1992 on the country’s coat of arms and seal, existing banknotes will continue to circulate in parallel with new notes and coins until 31 December 2018. Beginning 1 January 2018, Banca Nationala a Romaniei began issuing revised notes like the preceding issues, but with the new coat of arms and a new date.

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Courtesy of Alex Zlotin, Mihai Vulpe, and Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2017) 5-leu note (B279h) confirmed

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Like P118, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Krassy Dimitrov.

Romania new date (2017) 100-leu note (B283h) confirmed

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Like P121, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Gligor Adrian Borza.

Romania new date (2017) 50-leu note (B282g) confirmed

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Like P120, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Mihai Cristian Vulpe and Marius Rosca.

Romania new date (2017) 1-leu note (B278k) confirmed

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Like P117, but new date (2017).

Courtesy of Marius Rosca.

Romania new date (2016) 200-leu note (B284h) confirmed

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Like P122, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.


Romania new date (2016) 100-leu note (B283g) confirmed

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Like P121, but new date (2016).

Courtesy of Costing Iorgu (http://www.banknotesworldshop.com), Marian Alionte, and Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2016) 50-leu note (B282f) confirmed

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Like P120, but new date (20)16.

Courtesy of Alexandru Mocanu.

Romania new date (2015) 1-leu note (B278j) confirmed

Like B278i, but new date (20)15.

Courtesy of Alexandru Mocanu.

Romania new date (2013) 200-leu note (B284e) confirmed

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Like P122, but new date (20)13.

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea (www.dani2collection.blogspot.com).

Romania new date (2015) 100-leu note (B283f) confirmed

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Like P121, but new date (20)15.

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea (www.dani2collection.blogspot.com).

Romania new date (2009) 50-leu note (B282e) confirmed

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Like P120, but new date (20)09.

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea (www.dani2collection.blogspot.com).

Romania new date (2014) 200-leu note (B284f) confirmed

Like B284e, but new date (2014).

Courtesy of Thomas Krause (www.polymernotes.de).

Romania new date (2015) 200-leu note (B284g) confirmed

Like B284f, but new date (2015).

Courtesy of Alex Zlotin.

Romania new date (2013) 5-leu note (B279f) confirmed

Like B279e, but new date (2013).

Courtesy of Mihai Cristian Vulpe.

Romania new date (2013) 10-leu note (B281f) confirmed

Like B281e, but new date (2013).

Courtesy of Thomas Krause.

Romania new date (2014) 1-leu note (B278i) confirmed

Like B278h, but new date (2014).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Romania new date (2014) 5-leu note (B279g) confirmed

Like B279f, but new date (2014).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana.

Romania new date (2013) 1-leu note (B278h) confirmed

Like B278g, but new date (2013).

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2012) 10-leu note (B281e) confirmed

Like B281d, but new date.

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2011) 10-leu note (B281d) confirmed

Like B281c, but new date (20)11.

Courtesy of Christoph Thomas.

Romania new date (2012) 1-leu note (B278g) confirmed

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Like B278f, but new date (2012).

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Just World Banknotes.

Romania new 130-ani commemorative note confirmed


On 26 November 2011, gandul.info posted the above photo. Apparently the Banca Naţională a României created 500 banknote-like numismatic products to commemorate the bank’s 130th anniversary. If you examine the images below, you’ll see these are not banknotes. They aren’t denominated in Romanian leu, and the “serial numbers” on back simply indicate the 130 A (ani = year) span between 1881 and 2011.



Courtesy of Alex Klark and Thomas Krause.

Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 100-leu note (B290a) confirmed

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Like P121, but new date: 1 ianuarie 2018 / (20)18; and new coat of arms with crowned eagle.

Courtesy of Claudio Marana and Marius Rosca (Pecunia Auctions/www.ebancnote.ro).

Romania new date (2011) 5-leu note (B279e) confirmed


Like B279d, but new date (20)11.

Courtesy of Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2011) 1-leu note (B278f) confirmed


Like B278e), but new date (20)11.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Daniel Mendea.

Romania new date (2009) 200-leu note (B284c) confirmed


200 lei (US$65), (20)09. Like P122, but new date. Last two digits of year of issue as first two digits of serial number. Signature remains the same.

Courtesy of Ricardo Castedo.

Romania new 10-leu note (B281a) confirmed


2005-dated note (B280)


2008-dated note (B281)

This note was originally reported as a new date variety only, but it has recently been determined that there are sufficient changes to this note to qualify it as a new type.

10 lei (US$3.50), 1 decembrie 2008. Like B280, but new date, paint brushes replace 10 on see-through window, new colors for various text elements and bank logo, and two-tone numerals 10 now monochrome. Polymer.

Courtesy of Thomas Krause and Andrew Quirke.

Romania new 200-leu polymer note (B284) confirmed


Pick 122: 200 lei, 1 decembrie 2006. Orange. Lucian Blaga (1895-1961) as portrait and wmk, poppies, open book with page from poems Self-portrait and 9 May 1895, coat of arms, NBR logo, signatures (Mugur Isarescu, Governor; unknown, Head Cashier), transparent window with pen and 200 embossed, denomination in gold-to-green OVI, registration device, security thread, and microperforations. Neolithic statue of the Thinker of Hamangia, rainbow, water mill with NBR latent image, sessile oak, NBR logo, vertical serial number in black, horizontal novel serial number in red, and iridescent stripe on back. Polymer. 150 x 82 mm.

Romania new coat of arms/date (2018) 200-leu note (B291a) confirmed


Like P122, but new date (1 ianuarie 2018) and new coat of arms.

Courtesy of Olexandr Danishenko, Don Ludwig and Stane Štraus (www.polymernotes.org).

Romania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available


The Romania chapter of The Banknote Book is now available for individual sale and as a free download to subscribers.

This 65-page catalog covers notes issued by the Ministerul de Finanțe (Ministry of Finance) from 1877 to 1952, the Banca Nationala a Romaniei (National Bank of Romania) from 1880 to present, the Banca Generalâ Romȃnă (Romanian General Bank) in 1917, the Oesterreichisch-Ungarische Bank (Austro-Hungarian Bank) in 1919, and the Comandamentul Armatei Rosii (Red Army Command) in 1944. Published 04.01.2019.

Each chapter of The Banknote Book includes detailed descriptions and background information, full-color images, and accurate valuations. The Banknote Book also features:
  • Sharp color images of note’s front and back without overlap
  • Face value or date of demonetization if no longer legal tender
  • Specific identification of all vignette elements
  • Security features described in full
  • Printer imprint reproduced exactly as on note
  • Each date/signature variety assigned an individual letter
  • Variety checkboxes for tracking your collection and want list
  • Date reproduced exactly as on note
  • Precise date of introduction noted when known
  • Replacement note information
  • Signature tables, often with names and terms of service
  • Background information for historical and cultural context
  • Details magnified to distinguish between note varieties
  • Bibliographic sources listed for further research

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