||100 lei 2000
150 years from the birth of Mihai Eminescu
37 mm diameter, 31.1 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge |
denomination "100 LEI", year 2000, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia
|effigy of Mihai Eminescu, at left an inkpot and feather atop a book, at left a star with rays, symbolizing the morning star (Lucifer of Morning Star is one of the best poems of Eminescu), inscription MIHAI EMINESCU 1850·1889, under the bust the signature of the poet|
The coin was struck at the Czech Mint, having a maximum mintage of 1000 pieces.
Other Eminescu coins
Year 1989 was proclaimed by UNESCO the Mihai Eminescu International Year (at that time 100 years from the death of the Romanian national poet were commemorated). The Soviet Union issued in 1989 a coin with face value of 1 ruble, dedicated to Mihai Eminescu. It must be mentioned that in 1989 Moldavia between Nistru River (Dniester) and Prut River was a socialist republic inside USSR.
In 2000 the National Bank of Romania issued a coin with 2000 lei face value - 150 years from the birth of Mihai Eminescu.
In 2010 the National Bank of Romania issued another coin, with 500 lei face value - 160 years from the birth of Mihai Eminescu.