Leu: coin from Kingdom of Romania (1870-1947); 100 ban

LEU: COIN OF ROMANIA

200 lei, 1942: Kingdom of Romania

200 lei, 1942: Kingdom of Romania

Ruler: Michael I of Romania (Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen house) — King of Romania in 1927-1930 + 1940-1947.

ROMANIA - 1942 - 200 LEI.

The middle coat of arms of the Kingdom of Romania (1921-1947).

MIHAI I REGELE ROMANILOR: Mihai I the King of the Romanians.

Under the portrait of the King the engraver's sign: H.IONESCU.

The Latin motto of the German Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen royal family (also the motto of the Principality and the Kingdom of Romania) on the edge of the coin: NIHIL SINE DEO — Nothing without God.

Mintage: 30.025.000.

Bucharest mint, Romania (Romanian "Monetăria Statului" — The State Mint).

  • Silver (0.835): 24 mm - 6 g
  • Reference price: 5$

COIN LEU — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. KINGDOM OF ROMANIA + ROMANIAN PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC + SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF ROMANIA + ROMANIA (1870-...): leu = 100 bani
  2. MOLDOVA (1992-...): leu = 100 bani

The name of the coin leu (plural: lei) literally means "lion" in Romanian. Derived from the name of an old large silver coin with the image of a lion — leeuwendaalder, which was extremely common almost all over the planet for 16-19 centuries. In different parts of the world, the coin was unofficially called differently. The name leu became established in the Romanian and Moldavian lands, and in neighboring Bulgaria — lev.