||10 lei 1987 - Danube-Black Sea Canal - monetary pattern||
? mm diameter, ? g, nickel clad steel |
face value "10 LEI", an imagine of the Cernavodă lock, inscription INAUGURAREA NAVIGATIEI PE CANALUL DUNARE-MAREA NEAGRĂ meaning INAUGURATION OF THE NAVIGATION ON DANUBE-BLACK SEA CANAL
|inscription "REPUBLICA SOCIALISTA ROMANIA" meaning "SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ROMANIA", Romanian coat of arms, year 1987|
The pattern belonged to the former collection C. Ciuplea.
About the Danube-Black Sea Canal
The canal was constructed during years 1949-1955 and 1975-1984. It was inaugurated with special pomp on May 26th 1984. The canal is 64 kilometers long and links Cernavodă to Constanța, thus shortening the water way between the two with 400 kilometers. Both ends have locks.