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1 leu 1881 1 leu 1881
23 mm diameter, 5 g, silver 83.5%,
copper 16.5%, grained edge
denomination "1 L", ROMANIA, year 1881, Romanian coat of arms, letter V standing for Vienna mint and wheat ear, the sign of Romanian mint, outer pearl circle
inscription "CAROL I DOMNUL ROMANIEI" meaning "PRINCE OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left, outer pearl circle. Under the neck lies KULLRICH, the engraver's name.

Mintage: 1.800.000 coins

The uncirculated (UNC) silver coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. J. M..


Below is presented a very rare pattern of 1 leu 1881, that bears the B of the Bucharest Mint. The pattern belonged to the former collection C.C..

1 leu 1881 B 1 leu 1881 B
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