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1 leu 1947 1 leu 1947
18 mm diameter, 2.5 g, copper 63%, zinc 37%, flat edge
denomination "1 LEU" and wheat ears wreath
inscription "ROMANIA", year 1947 and Romanian coat of arms over an olive branch

Mintage: 88.341.000 coins

According to the information from the book Monetele României (Iliescu and Radovici, 2004) these coins were struck at Bucharest and at Budapest, and the mintage was 90.000.000 pieces.

The Schäffer - Stambuliu catalog from 2009 mentions - in accordance with monograph Monede și bancnote românești (Romanian coins and banknotes) - that these coins were struck at Bucharest.

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

Just below there is a strange striking error. The face value side of the coin is struck on both coin sides, one time normally and one time mirrored. On the normally struck face the light source is placed above and the edges toward the source are bright. On the mirrored struck side the light comes from below, so the edges of the incuse region on the coin are bright. As a consequence, on both pictures the same design elements are bright. The images appear on the site through the kind contribution of Mr Radu Lissner.

1 leu 1947 - strike error

Just below there is a striking error appeared as result of a blank shift respective to the die. The images are present on Romanian coins thanks to the kind contribution of Mr. Moise Alexandru-Răzvan.

1 leu 1947 - striking error 1 leu 1947 - striking error

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