||100 lei 1995 FAO||
37 mm diameter, 27.5 grams, silver 92.5%, |
Obverse: ROMANIA, denomination "100 LEI", Romanian coat of arms and year 1995 betweem two laurel branches. At the lower-left coat of arms lies V.G. standing for Vasile Gabor, the engraver's name.
|Reverse: perspective view of the FAO logo (in reality the shape of the logo is circular) and the years 1945 - 1995
Issuing date: 15th of December 1995
Mintage (maximum): 30.000 coins
These coin were issued for the 50th anniversary of the establishment of FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The FAO logo comprises the acronym of the organization, a weat ear and the Latin expression FIAT PANIS, meaning "let there be bread".
As a warning, taking the coin, even for a short while, out from the plastic capsule inside which it was sold, will result sooner or later (months or years) into a loss of shininess, the coin turning yellowish on areas.