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500 lei gold 2010 - Mihai Eminescu - 160 years from birth
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500 lei gold 2010 - Mihai Eminescu - 160 years from birth - obverse 500 lei gold 2010 - Mihai Eminescu - 160 years from birth - reverse
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.

Memorial house Mihai Eminescu from Ipote演i, in  Boto榮ni county, erected in 1850 by Gheorghe Eminovici, father of the poet, restored in 1979 on the original foundation - picture from July 2008 Memorial house Mihai Eminescu from Ipote演i, in  Boto榮ni county; here the Eminovici family lived for almost 40 years, until 1878 - picture from July 2008 New church from Ipote演i, dedicated to the Holy Archangels Michael and Gabriel, erected after First World War, at the initiative of Romanian historian Nicolae Iorga - picture from May 2009 Old church of the village, bought by poet's mother. Here the parents of the poet were burried - picture from July 2008 The lake from Baisa Forest near Ipote演i, considered to be "the blue lake amid the woods" mention in his poem The Lake - picture from July 2008

The coin pictures above are present on the site through the permission of an anonymous donor. These pictures, like all other pictures displayed on Romanian coins / Monede rom滱e演i, cannot be used in any circumstances to illustrate auctions or sales and cannot be posted on other web page without the permission of the owner.


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