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10 lei 2009 - 155 Years from the Birth of Romanian Poet Alexandru Macedonski
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37 mm diameter, 31.103 g, 99.9% silver, reeded edge
Obverse: year 2009, coat of arms of Romania, ROMANIA, face value "10 LEI", above a drawing depicting the emir on his way to the holy city's mirage (imagine extracted from poem Noapte de decembrie - December Night -, considered the best work of Macedonski), three verses from the poem:
„Și tot către ele s-ajungă zorește, Cu / toate că știe prea bine că-l mint / Și porți de topaze, și turnuri de-argint.” - Towards them he still scurries, Although / he knows they are lying to him / And topaz gates, and silver towers. -
signature of Alexandru Macedonski placed underneath
Reverse: inscription ALEXANDRU MACEDONSKI, years 1854 and 1920, effigy of Macedonski and outline of roses (flowers beloved by the poet)

Issuing date: 20th of May 2009

Mintage: 500 coins

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