||500 lei gold 2010 - Mihai Eminescu - 160 years from birth||
35 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% gold, flat edge |
Obverse: coat of arms of Romania, partially superimposed to face value "500 LEI", ROMANIA, laureal wreath, an open book above, on the left page the portrait of the poet from 1869, on the right page several signatures of the poet; the laurel wreath is continued in the upper field by a double arc
|Reverse: inside double inner linear circle the memorial house from Ipote演i and a portrait of the poet from 1885, circular inscription 1850 MIHAI EMINESCU 2010 · 160 ANI DE LA NASTEREA POETULUI · meaning "160 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF THE POET"
Issuing date: 12th of April 2010
Mintage: 500 coins
Other Eminescu coins
Year 1989 was proclaimed by UNESCO the Mihai Eminescu International Year (at that time 100 years from the death of the Romanian national poet were commemorated). The Soviet Union issued in 1989 a coin with face value of 1 ruble, dedicated to Mihai Eminescu. It must be mentioned that in 1989 Moldavia between Nistru River (Dniester) and Prut River was a socialist republic inside USSR.
In 2000 the National Bank of the Republic of Moldavia issued a coin with 100 lei face value - 150 years from the birth of Mihai Eminescu.
In 2000 the National Bank of Romania issued a coin with 2000 lei face value - 150 years from the birth of Mihai Eminescu.
Pictures from Ipote演i
Eminescu lived at Ipote演i in his childhood. In 1992 the National Study Center "Mihai Eminescu" was established at Ipote演i.
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