||10 bani 1955, 1956||
17.5 mm diameter, 1.8 g, 80% copper, 20% nickel, grained edge |
denomination "10 BANI" and year 1956 inside an oak wreath
|inscription "REPUBLICA POPULARA ROMINA" meaning "ROMANIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC" and Romanian coat of arms, under the coat of arms a small line |
Mintage 1955: 4.100.000 coins
Mintage 1956: 18.400.000 coins
The coins of 10 and 25 bani struck in 1955 and 1956 differ from the previous ones due to some orthographical changes that lasted from 1954 over to 1963. The words român (Romanian), România (Romania) and others alike were spelled romîn, Romînia. So these newer coins feature REPUBLICA POPULARA ROMINA instead of ROMANA.
The coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.