||50 bani 2011 - 625 Years since the Enthronement of Mircea the Old in Walachia||
23.75 mm diameter, 6.1 g, brass with 80% copper, 15% zinc, 5% nickel, flat edge, with inscription ROMANIA (two times) |
Obverse: ROMANIA, year 2011, coat of arms of Romania, face value "50 BANI", a partially visible circle hatched with oblique lines that converge to the lower-left, above face value 50 with large digits, in the space inside the zero an image of the church at Cozia Monastery
|Reverse: an image of Mircea cel Bătrîn inside an oval medallion, semicircular inscription "MIRCEA CEL BATRAN 1386-1418" meaning "MIRCEA THE OLD", two arcs made from small rectangles, resembling the adorning bands made from colored bricks on the outer walls of the church at Cozia Monastery
Issuing date: 12th of September 2011
Mintage: 5.000.000 coins
Mircea cel Bătrîn appears on a silver 10 lei anniversary coin from Christian Feudal Art Monuments series. The Walachian voivod is represented on several silver ducats struck somewhere during his long reign.
The church of Cozia Monastery is represented also on the 10 lei 2010 silver coin dedicated to the poet Grigore Alexandrescu.
The issue has also a proof variant for numismatists, with the face value of 200 lei.