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50 bani, 1 leu and 2 lei 1910 - monetary patterns
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50 bani 1910 - pattern 50 bani 1910 - pattern
18 mm diameter, 2.5 g, silver, grained edge
denomination "50 BANI", ROMANIA, year 1910, crown and olive branches
inscription "CAROL·I·REGE· ·AL·ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left. Under the neck lies TASSET, the engraver's name. At right, in the field, inscription ESSAI meaning essay in French.
1 leu 1910 - pattern 1 leu 1910 - pattern
23 mm diameter, 5 g, silver 83.5%, copper 16.5%, grained edge
denomination "1 LEU", ROMANIA, year 1910 and spinster woman holding spindle and spinning yarn, with distaff and sickle in her belt; at lower left BASSARAB, along the rim (ensign of engraver Costache Bassarab)
inscription "CAROL·I·REGE· ·AL·ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left. Under the neck lies TASSET, the engraver's name. At right, in the field, inscription ESSAI meaning essay in French.
2 lei 1910 - pattern 2 lei 1910 - pattern
27 mm diameter, 10 g, silver 83.5%, copper 16.5%, grained edge
denomination "2 LEI", ROMANIA, year 1910, and spinster woman holding spindle and spinning yarn, with distaff and sickle in her belt; at lower left BASSARAB, along the rim (ensign of engraver Costache Bassarab)
inscription "CAROL·I·REGE· ·AL·ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left. Under the neck lies TASSET, the engraver's name. At right, in the field, inscription ESSAI meaning essay in French.

The pattern pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Ponterio & Associates, Inc., Bowers and Merena Auctions.


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