||100 lei 1998 Nagano Set||
37 mm diameter, 27 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge |
Obverse: denomination "100 LEI", Romanian coat of arms, ROMANIA, Olympic flame with five snowflakes and inscription "JOCURILE OLIMPICE DE IARNA NAGANO 1998" meaning "NAGANO OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES"
|Romanian four-person bobsleigh team on the track of Sinaia, in the background the main tower of Peleš Castle, inscription "XVIII OLIMPIADA" meaning "18TH OLYMPIAD" and year 1998
Issuing date: 19th of February 1998
Maximum mintage: 13.500 sets
|a pair of skaters performing in ice dancing competition, wearing gala suits, inscription "XVIII OLIMPIADA" meaning "18TH OLYMPIAD" and year 1998||a skier participating at slalom race passing between the poles of a gate, inscription "XVIII OLIMPIADA" meaning "18TH OLYMPIAD" and year 1998|
The Nagano set comprises three silver coins. The obverses are common to the entire batch that is supposed to mark the 18th Winter Olympiad. It is quite embarassing that Romanian coins struck by the Bucharest mint fail to comply to the basic simple ortographic rules, missing out all diacritical signs possible. The same apllies to most state institutions in Romania.
The silver coins pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.