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mint set 2013 - 200 Years since Establishment of the Engineering School in Iași by Gheorghe Asachi
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28 mm diameter, 15.5 g, 80% silver, flat edge
Obverse: în cerc liniar interior statuia lui Gheorghe Asachi din Iași, pe soclu GHEORGHE ASACHI, inscripția circulară 200 ANI DE LA INFIINTAREA SCOLII DE INGINERIE DIN IASI, în exergă anul 1813
Reverse: o imagine cu aula Universității Tehnice Gheorghe Asachi din Iași, stema Universității Tehnice, anul 2013, inscripția în arc de cerc UNIVERSITATEA TEHNICA „GHEORGHE ASACHI”

Issuing date: 11th of November 2012

Mintage: 1000 sets


The 2013 mint set comprises the 1 ban, 5, 10 and 50 bani that entered circulation at July 1st 2005. All coins are struck in proof, (of maybe like-proof - on the set cardboard the medal is described as proof, but there is no statement about the coins).

It also comprises the anniversary coin of 50 bani dedicated to Aurel Vlaicu and his plane, in a proof variant with faces placed in medal style, with year 2013. This coin was initially issued in 2010 to celebrate the centenary of the first flight of Aurel Vlaicu. Three variants of 50 bani Vlaicu 2010 exist: one for circulation, of regular quality, one proof with faces placed in medal-style (inside the mint set from 2010) and one proof, with the faces placed in coin-style. So, 50 bani Vlaicu 2013 is an unexpected presence, as it celebrates 103 years since the first flight of the Romanian aviation pioneer!

The set also comprises a 50 bani coin with Mircea cel Bătrîn, with medal-style faces, in proof. The 50 bani 2011 Mircea cel Bătrîn was issued as business strike variant, of regular quality. So, 50 bani 2013 Mircea the Old celebrates 627 years since the event!

The set also comprises a 50 bani coin with Neagoe Basarab, with medal-style faces, in proof. The 50 bani 2012 Neagoe Basarab was issued as business strike variant, of regular quality. So, 50 bani 2013 Neagoe Basarab celebrates 501 years since the event!

The set medal is dedicated to the anniversary of 200 years since the establishment of the Engineering School in Iași by Gheorghe Asachi, The Engineering School is the first predecessor of the Gheorghe Asachi Technical University of Iași.

The cover of the set presents a picture taken inside the Aula of the Technical University of Iași.


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