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1 leu 1938 1 leu 1938
18 mm diameter, 2.75 g, copper 80%, zinc 19%, nickel 1%, flat edge
denomination "1 LEU" and corncob, under which lies I.Jalea, the engraver's name
inscription "ROMANIA", crown, year 1938, wreath formed by a laurel branch (left) and an oak branch (right)

Mintage 1938: 36.000.000 coins

Mintage 1939: 21.620.000 coins

Mintage 1940: 22.230.000 coins

Mintage 1941: 20.250.000 coins

1 leu 1939 1 leu 1940
1939 1940

According to the information from the book Monetele Romāniei (Iliescu and Radovici, 2004 - from which the mintages were taken), the 1 leu 1938 and 1 leu 1939 coins were actually issued in 1940. All "corncob" coins were struck in Bucharest. According to MBR, a total mintage of 100.100.000 pieces of 1 leu were struck (value that corresponds with the sum of the four years' mintage figures taken from Monetele Romāniei), from which 27.900.000 coins were struck in 1938.

The pictures of 1 leu coins above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.


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