||5 lei 1947||
23 mm diameter, 1.5 g, aluminum, flat edge |
denomination "5 LEI" and wheat ears
|the inscription "MIHAI I REGELE ROMANILOR" meaning "KING OF THE ROMANIANS",
MIHAI I head facing right and year 1947 between two squares. Under the neck lies H. IONESCU, the engraver's name.|
Mintage: 52.400.000 coins
It is presumed in monograph Monede și bancnote românești (Romanian coins and banknotes) that this coin was struck at Bucharest, with a mintage of 56.026.000 pieces. In Monetele României (Coins of Romania, Iliescu and Radovici, 2004) it can be found that the mintage of 52.400.000 coins was partially struck at Bucharest Mint, and partially in Hungary, at Metrom Works. The Schäffer - Stambuliu catalog from 2009 mentions that at Budapest 2.683.000 pieces of 5 lei 1947 were struck, and that these pieces can not be distinguished from the ones struck at Bucharest.
The side with the face value is identical with the one of 5 lei 1942 coin.
The pictures of 5 lei 1947 aluminium coin above appears on the site thanks to the kind permission of Mr Cristian Ciuplea.
The coin pictures below are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.