||100 lei 1996 UNICEF||
37 mm diameter, 27 grams, Ag 92.5%, proof quality, flat edge |
Obverse: ROMANIA, the Romanian coat of arms, at left a laurel branch, at right an oak branch, denomination "100 LEI", year 1996. Below the left laurel branch lies V.G. standing for Vasile Gabor, the engraver's name.
|Reverse: graphics of the Earth globe with the UNICEF
ensign, the years 1946 - 1996 and the acronym UNICEF, and a circular inscription "COMITETUL NATIONAL ROMAN" meaning "ROMANIAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE"
Issuing date: 4th of April 1997
Mintage (maximum): 5.000 coins
UNICEF is an acronym for United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund. From 1953 the official name of the organization was changed to United Nations Children's Fund, but the acronym remains the old one.