||1 leu, 10 and 100 lei 2014 - 150 Years since the Establishment of C.E.C.||
37 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% silver, reeded edge |
Obverse: ROMANIA, year 2014, coat of arms of Romania, face value 10 LEI, an image of the prince and his signature, inscription "ALEXANDRU IOAN CUZA"
|Reverse: imagine of the CEC palace in Bucharest, inscriptions "CEC BANK" and "150 ANI" meaning "150 YEARS"
Issuing date: 15th of December 2014
Mintage: 400 coins (from which 150 inside the sets)
Apart from the silver coin, the set comprises two other coins, 1 leu from tombac and 100 lei gold. Only 150 sets were made.
Casa de Depuneri și Consemnațiuni (Deposits and Consignments House) was establihed by law at the end of the year 1864 and began to operate in 1865, being placed under the aegis of the Ministry of Finance. The palace of the Casa de Depuneri, Consemnațiuni și Economie (Deposits, Consignments and Savings House, name acquired around 1881) was built between 1897 and 1900.
In 1930 Casa de Economie (Savings House) became a separate institution, reorganized and renamed as Casa Națională de Economii și Cecuri Poștale (C.E.C., National House of Savings and Postal Cheques) in 1932. From 1949, Casa de Economii și Consemnațiuni din Republica Populară Română was formed (Savings and Consignments House of the People's Republic of Romania), that dealed mainly with the population's savings. After 1989 CEC was reorganized for several times. In 2008 the institution was transformed into CEC Bank, a regular commercial bank.