100 Lei

100 Lei -  obverse100 Lei -  reverse

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Features

Country Romania
Period Republic (1989-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1991-2006
Value 100 Lei (100 ROL)
Currency Third leu (1952-2005)
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 8.7 g
Diameter 29.1 mm
Thickness 2.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized 2005
Number N# 2816
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 111,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 128
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Bust of Michael the Brave.
Obverse A (1991-1992): rectangle in plume, smaller portrait
Obverse B (1992-1996): no rectangle in plume, larger portrait

Lettering:
MIHAI VITEAZUL ROMANIA
V.G

Translation: Michael the Brave Romania

Engraver: Vasile Gabor

Vasile Gabor is a Romanian engraver of coins. He designed the 1990 series of the Romanian leu and subsequently began designing Romanian commemorative coins. On all of these coins are Gabor's initials, V.G.

Reverse

Denomination and year, at right an oak branch, at left a laurel branch.

Lettering:
100
LEI
1992
C.D.

Engraver: Constantin Dumitrescu

Constantin Dumitrescu (born in 1950 in Bucharest) is a Romanian sculptor and medallist.

Edge

Smooth with inscription

Lettering: ROMANIA *** ROMANIA *** ROMANIA ***

100 Lei -  obverse

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Comments


1992 varieties:
- obverse A; reverse: straight "9" in date, thick "100" with narrow spacing, large spacing of wreath to rim
- obverse B; reverse: straight "9" in date, thin "100" with wide spacing, narrow spacing of wreath to rim
- obverse B; reverse: rounded "9" in date, thick "100" with narrow spacing, narrow spacing of wreath to rim

1993 has rounded "9" in date, thin "100" with wide spacing
1994 has straight "9" in date, thin "100" with very wide spacing
1995 has rounded "9" in date, thin "100" with wide spacing
1996 has rounded "9" in date, thin "100" with wide spacing

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1991  12 600 000 0.44 0.73 1.58 5.56 19% Obverse A, thick "100"
1991  0.83 3% Obverse A, thin "100"
1992  1.1% Edge variety - without "ROMANIA"; considered Essai
1992  0.5% Edge variety "TOTUL PENTRU TARA"; considered Essai
1992  70 500 000 0.13 0.36 0.36 0.52 1.13 1.07 32% Obverse A, straight "9" in date
1992  0.36 0.50 10% Obverse B, rounded "9" in date
1992  0.35 1.25 8% Obverse B, straight "9" in date
1993  78 000 000 0.26 0.34 0.36 0.73 0.97 1.07 44% Obverse B
1994  125 000 000 0.26 0.22 0.26 0.49 0.52 1.81 52% Obverse B
1995  30 000 000 0.30 0.50 14% Obverse B
1996  11 000 000 0.19 0.30 0.83 11% Obverse B
2000  4 500 0.4% Proof; medal alignment
2002  1 500 0.3% Proof
2003  2 000 0.6% Proof
2004  2 000 0.3% Proof; medal alignment
2005  0.14%
2005  2 000 0.2% Proof
2006  1 000 0.5% Proof

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