||10 lei 1996 - World Food Summit Rome||
23 mm diameter, 4.65 grams, nickel plated steel, flat edge |
Obverse: ROMANIA, Romanian coat of arms, at left three laurel leaves and one rhombus, at right three oak leaves and one rhombus with a N inside, denomination "10 LEI" and year 1996. Below the left leaves lies V.G. standing for Vasile Gabor, the engraver's name.
|Reverse: the logo of the Summit of Rome - Earth globe and wheat ear, inscription WORLD FOOD SUMMIT Rome 13 - 17 NOVEMBER 1996
Issuing date: 11th of November 1996
Mintage (maximum): 50.000 coins
The World Food Summit in Rome in November 1996 was organized by FAO - the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. The main subject of the reunion of Rome was the fight against hunger. For Romania spoken Mr. Traian Chebeleu, personal reprezentative of the President of Romania, Mr. Ion Iliescu.
The letter N inside the rhombus at right is probably connected with the numismatics. Far difficult to understand is why the inscription is in English. If it was in Italian, an explanation might be accepted: the FAO summit took place at Rome.