||20 bani 1876 - monetary pattern||
|23.5 mm diameter, 7.9 g, grained edge, outer pearl circle
coat of arms of Romania and year 1876 inside an inner linear circle, face value 20 BANI and inscription * ESSAI MONETAIRE * (in French, meaning MONETARY PATTERN)
|outer pearl circle, inscription ALLIAGE SEBILLOT * meaning SEBILLOT ALLOY, inside cord circle PARIS|
The pictures of the 20 bani 1876 pattern above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. J. Ardelean.
The Sebillot alloy is made of copper, nickel and zinc. It is a sort of nickel silver, or maillechort in French.
On the web pictures with a very similar pattern exist - only the coat of arms differs, belonging to Greece, and face value - 20 lepta instead of 20 bani (pattern erroneously attributed to Italy).