||200 lei 1942||
24 mm diameter, 6 g, silver 83.5%, |
copper 16.5%, flat edge, outer pearl circle
Incuse on the edge: NIHIL SINE DEO
denomination "200 LEI", ROMANIA, Romanian coat of arms and year 1942
|inscription "MIHAI I REGELE ROMANILOR" meaning "KING OF THE ROMANIANS", MIHAI I head facing right, outer pearl circle . Under the neck lies H. IONESCU, the engraver's name.|
Mintage 30.025.000 coins.
The inscription on the edge can take various positions respective to the faces of the coin. It can start from anywhere and can be laid on the obverse or on the reverse. This observation is true for all the incuse inscriptions or ornaments on the edge of the Romanian coins from the beginnings up to present (2010). In the image on the left the marks that separate the words NIHIL, SINE and DEO are pictured. In the image on the right is pictured the sign before NIHIL. It is a sort of six petal rose and not a circle with three equidistant rays inside, as shown in the monograph Monede și bancnote românești (Romanian coins and banknotes).
The silver coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.
The images above picture a counterfeit weighing only 4.45 grams instead of 6, the weight of the original coin.
The pictures of the fake coin above were provided for Romanian coins by Mr. Moise Alexandru-Răzvan.