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5 lei 1942 5 lei 1942
23 mm diameter, 4.5 g, zinc 100%, flat edge
denomination "5 LEI" and wheat ears. Along the rim, under denomination 5, is placed H. IONESCU, the engraver's name.
inscription "REGATUL ROMANIEI" meaning "KINGDOM OF ROMANIA", crown, year 1942, a laurel branch above and an oak branch below.

Mintage: 140.000.000 coins

This coin was struck at Berlin, in Germany. It was also struck in 1943, but all the coins show the year 1942. The other zinc issues - 2 lei 1941 and 20 lei 1942, 1943 and 1944, presented on the previous and the next page, were struck at Bucharest Mint.

The pictures above are present on Romanian coins through the kind permission of an anonymous donor.

The detail picture of 5 lei 1942 coin at right appears on the site thanks to the kind permission of Mr Cristian Ciuplea.

5 lei 1942 - detail with the crown of Romania and with the laurel branch (above) and oak branch (below)

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