||1 leu 1884, 1885||
23 mm diameter, 5 g, silver 83.5%, |
copper 16.5%, grained edge
denomination "1 L", year 1884, Romanian coat of arms, letter B and wheat ear, the signs of Romanian mint, outer pearl circle
|inscription "CAROL I REGE AL ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left, outer pearl circle. Under the neck lies KULLRICH, the engraver's name. |
Mintage: 1.000.000 coins in 1884
400.000 coins in 1885
1.000.000 coins were struck in 1884 and only 400.000 in 1885. There are pieces of 1884 with denomination letter L broken. As you can see in the images above, for the 1884 and 1885 1 leu coins the same Carol I effigy was used. For the 50 bani pieces from the same years (presented on the previous page of the site) two different effigies were used.
The uncirculated 1884 silver coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Radu Lissner.
The uncirculated 1885 silver coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. J. M..