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37 mm diameter, 23.25 g, coppered tombac, grained edge
Obverse: face value 1 LEU, Romanian coat of arms, ROMANIA, year 2007
Reverse: effigy of MIRCEA ELIADE, years 1907 and 1986

Issuing date: 26th of March 2007

Mintage: 250 coins

30 mm diameter, 15.55 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
Obverse: face value 5 LEI, Romanian coat of arms, ROMANIA, year 2007

Issuing date: 26th of March 2007

Mintage: 250 coins

21 mm diameter, 6.452 g, 90% gold, grained edge
Obverse: face value 100 LEI, Romanian coat of arms, ROMANIA, year 2007

Issuing date: 26th of March 2007

Mintage: 250 coins


About professor Mircea Eliade

The scientific work of professor Mircea Eliade treated subjects of religion history (one of his most famous works being History of Religions and Religious Beliefs - Istoria credințelor și ideilor religioase). He studied philosophy at the the University of Bucharest and then in India at Calcutta. In 1990 he was post-mortem chosen member of the Romanian Academy.

Literary work of Mircea Eliade

Asa a fictional writer Mircea Eliade was noted for his fantasy prose and love novels (Maitreyi, Return from Heaven). The strange and misterious atmosphere is specific to his fantasy short novels of Eliade (At the Gypsies, On the Mîntuleasa Street, Secret of Doctor Honigberger, In Dionis's Yard).


The pictures of the coins above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of Mr. Florin L..


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