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500 Lei

Features

Country Romania
King Mihai I (1927-1930, 1940-1947)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1940-1943
Value 500 Lei (500)
Currency First leu (1867-1947)
Composition Paper
Size 155 × 83 mm
Shape Rectangular
Demonetized Yes
References P# 51
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Two womens at left.

Lettering:
BANCA NATIONALA A ROMANIEI
CINCI SUTE LEI
GUVERNATOR
CASIER CENTRAL

Translation:
NATIONAL BANK OF ROMANIA
FIVE HUNDRED LEI
GOVERNOR
CENTRAL CASHIER

Reverse

Peleș Castle at centre.

Lettering:
ROMANIA
FALSIFICATORII ACESTOR BILETE, ACEI CARII VOR FI INTREBUINTAT BILETE FALSE, COMPLICII LOR, PRECUM SI ACEI CARI VOR FI INCERCAT A COMITE ASEMENEA FAPTE VOR FI PEDEPSITI CONFORM LEGILOR PENALE
E. GASPE SC

Translation:
ROMANIA
THE COUNTERFEITERS OF THESE TICKETS, THOSE WHO WILL HAVE USED FALSE TICKETS, THEIR ACCOMPLICES, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WILL TRY TO COMMIT SUCH DEEDS WILL BE PUNISHED UNDER CRIMINAL LAWS

Watermark

Horizontal text "BNR" repeating

500 Lei -  obverse

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Year Signatures No. printed G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1940  33% P#51a - 01.11.1940
1940  0% P#51s - 01.11.1940 -Specimen
1941  42% P#51a - 02.04.1941
1941  44% P#51a - 22.07.1941
1942  44% P#51a - 20.04.1942
1942  0% P#51s - 20.04.1942 - Specimen
1943  9% P#51a - 26.01.1943

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