||100000 lei 1946||
37 mm diameter, 25 g, silver 70%, copper 30%, flat edge |
Incuse on the edge: NIHIL SINE DEO
denomination "100000 LEI", ROMANIA, pigeon bringing olive branch to woman symbolising Peace and Romanian coat of arms. Along the rim in the lower obverse, somehow left, is placed A ROMANESCU, the engraver's name.
|inscription "MIHAI I REGELE ROMANILOR" meaning "KING OF THE ROMANIANS",
MIHAI I head facing right and year 1946 between two square signs. Under the neck lies H. IONESCU, the engraver's name.|
Mintage: 2.002.000 coins
The inscription on the edge can take various positions respective to the faces of the coin. It can start from anywhere and can be laid on the obverse or on the reverse. This observation is true for all the incuse inscriptions or ornaments on the edge of the Romanian coins from the beginnings up to present (2010). In the images above the five ray stars separating the words NIHIL, SINE and DEO can be seen.
The coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.
The pictures of 100.000 lei 1946 without the engraver's name is present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. sebii.
The images below picture a counterfeit weighing only 18.36 grams instead of 25, the weight of an original coin. A good share of the fakes introduced on the market in the period between the two World Wars and during the Second World War were manufactured inside the very Romanian State Mint, with the very original dies (as this one).
The images of the fake coin are present on Romanian coins thanks to the kind contribution of Mr. Moise Alexandru-Răzvan.