||20 bani 1905, 1906||
25 mm diameter, 6 g, copper 75%, nickel 25%, flat edge |
denomination "20 BANI", year 1906, outer pearl circle
|crown and ROMANIA on a ribbon, outer pearl circle |
Mintage 1905: 2.500.000 coins (Brussels - no mintmark)
Mintage 1906: 5.500.000 coins (Brussels and Hamburg)
At Brussels were struck 2.500.000 coins in 1905. 5.500.000 coins were struck in 1906, at Brussels and at Hamburg. Most probably at Hamburg were struck 3.000.000 coins.
The small value coins struck in 1906 were minted in two mints. We chose to picture the coins featuring a J below the ribbon, because the other set has no distinctive signs. The J marked coins were struck in Hamburg and the ones with no markings in Brussels. Both sets were designed by A. Scharff. No Hamburg coins were struck in 1905.
The coin pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Florin Andrei Lungu.
The pictures of the uncirculated 20 bani 1905 coin below are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Cristian Ciuplea.
The pictures of 20 bani 1906 Brussels below are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.