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37 mm diameter, 23.5 g, coppered tombac, reeded edge
Obverse: ROMANIA, coat of arms of Romania, face value 1 LEU, year 2015, an image of the architectural ensemble of the Crowning Cathedral from Alba Iulia, with the belfry in center and with the steeples of the church at right
Reverse: bust of king Ferdinand I, inscription "FERDINAND I REGE AL ROMANIEI" meaning "FERDINAND I KING OF ROMANIA", years 1865 and 1927

Issuing date: 15th of July 2015

Mintage: 150 coins (all 150 inside the sets)

37 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% silver, reeded edge
Obverse: ROMANIA, coat of arms of Romania, face value 10 LEI, year 2015, an image of the architectural ensemble of the Crowning Cathedral from Alba Iulia, with the belfry in center and with the steeples of the church at right
Reverse: bust of king Ferdinand I, inscription "FERDINAND I REGE AL ROMANIEI" meaning "FERDINAND I KING OF ROMANIA", years 1865 and 1927

Issuing date: 15th of July 2015

Mintage: 400 coins (from which 150 inside the sets)

21 mm diameter, 6.452 g, 90% gold, reeded edge
Obverse: ROMANIA, coat of arms of Romania, face value 100 LEI, year 2015, an image of the architectural ensemble of the Crowning Cathedral from Alba Iulia, with the belfry in center and with the steeples of the church at right
Reverse: bust of king Ferdinand I, inscription "FERDINAND I REGE AL ROMANIEI" meaning "FERDINAND I KING OF ROMANIA", years 1865 and 1927

Issuing date: 15th of July 2015

Mintage: 150 coins (all 150 inside the sets)


Apart from the silver coin, the set comprises two other coins, 1 leu in tombac and 100 lei in gold. Only 150 sets and another 250 silver coins were made.

About the architectural ensemble of the Crowning Cathedral from Alba Iulia

The Orthodox cathedral from Alba Iulia was built in 1921-1922. Here took place in 1922 the crowning ceremony of king Ferdinand and of queen Marie as sovereigns of Greater Romania.

Nowadays here is the siege of the archbishopric of Alba Iulia. The cathedral is surnamed Coronation Cathedral of Cathedral of the Recompletion. The frescoes inside the church were painted by Costin Petrescu.

The crowning event itself was held in the courtyard of the architectural ensemble, on an ad hoc stage. Ferdinand crowned himself with the Steel Crown of Romania, then he crowned the queen. The crown prepared for queen Marie had previously been hallowed by metropolitan Miron Cristea.

Alba Iulia, former capital city of the Principality of Transylvania between 1542 and 1690, hosted the Great National Assembly on 1st of December 1918, when the Romanians from Transylvania voted the Union with Romania.


AICI
PE PĂMÂNTVL
TRECĂTOAREI GLORII
A LVI MIHAI VITEAZVL
DOMN PESTE ARDEAL
S'A INDEPLINIT
DVPĂ TREI SECOLE
MENIREA DE A FI IMPREVNĂ
A
POPORVLVI ROMÂN
AICI
PE PĂMÂNTVL
STROPIT CV SÂNGELE
MARTIRILOR SVFERINȚII
ROMÂNEȘTI
RVPȚI PE ROATĂ
PENTRU DREPTATE
A RĂSĂRIT
DVPĂ VN SECOL ȘI JVMĂTATE
SOARELE VNITĂȚII NAȚIONALE
AICI
DUPA 250 DE ANI
S'AU REGASIT IN ACEEAȘI LEGE
IN BISERICA STRABUNA
FRAȚII DESPARȚIȚI
PRIN SILNICIE ȘI VICLENE
PROMISIUNI
21 OCTOMVRIE 1948


AICI
IN BALGRADUL TRANSILVANIEI
CU TREI VEACURI IN URMA
MITROPOLITUL SIMION STEFAN
A TIPARIT NOUL TESTAMENT
TALMACIT DE
IEROMONAHUL SILVESTRU
VENIT DE DINCOLO DE MUNȚI


 
HERE
ON THE GROVND
OF THE PASSING GLORY
OF MICHAEL THE BRAVE
RVLER OVER TRANSYLVANIA
AFTER THREE CENTURIES
THE MEANING OF BEING TOGETHER
OF
THE ROMANIAN PEOPLE
WAS ACCOMPLISHED
HERE
ON THE GROVND
BLESSED WITH THE BLOOD
OF ROMANIAN SUFFERING'S
MARTYRS
ON THE BREAKING WHEEL BROKEN
FOR JUSTICE
AFTER A CENTVRY AND A HALF
THE SUN OF NATIONAL VNITY
HAS DAWNED
HERE
AFTER 250 YEARS
RETRIEVED THEMSELVES IN THE SAME LAW
IN THE OLDEN CHURCH
THE BRETHREN TORN APART
BY OPPRESSION AND DECEIVING
PROMISES
OCTOBER 21ST 1948


HERE
IN TRANSYLVANIA'S ALBA
THREE CENTURIES AGO
METROPOLITAN SIMION STEFAN
PRINTED THE NEW TESTAMENT
RENDERED BY
HIEROMONK SILVESTRU
COME FROM BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS



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