COIN
50 BANI Romania 2009
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05-August-2013 06:45:18 PM
05-August-2013 06:45:41 PM
GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
ROMANIA
Denomination
1 ROMANIA LEU
Minted Date/Year
2005 CE
Coin Type
Circulation Coin
Punch / Orientation
↑↓ Coin
Front Legend
ROMANIA 2009
Back Legend
50 BANI
Rim / Edge Legend
ROMANIA
Head of State
Semi-presidential republic
Mint
ROMANIA
Coin Edge
Milled/Reeded - Vertical
Coin Shape
Round - Circular
Diameter
23.75 mm
Weight
6.1 g
Thickness
1.9 mm
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Extremely Fine
50 BANI Romania 2009
%3Ctable cellspacing%3D%223%22 class%3D%22infobox vevent%22 style%3D%22background-color%3Argb%28249%2C 249%2C 249%29%3B border-spacing%3A3px%3B border%3A1px solid rgb%28170%2C 170%2C 170%29%3B clear%3Aright%3B color%3Argb%280%2C 0%2C 0%29%3B font-family%3Asans-serif%3B font-size%3A11px%3B line-height%3A1.5em%3B margin%3A0.5em 0px 0.5em 1em%3B padding%3A0.2em%3B width%3A22em%22%3E%0A%09%3Ctbody%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EComposition%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3ECopper%26nbsp%3B80%25%2C%26nbsp%3BZinc%26nbsp%3B15%25%2CNickel%26nbsp%3B5%25%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%3C/tbody%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%0A%3Cdiv%3EYear 2009%0A%3Cp%3EThe%26nbsp%3B%3Cstrong%3Efifty-bani%3C/strong%3E%26nbsp%3Bcoin is a coin of the%26nbsp%3BRomanian leu. It is the largest-denomination coin in current circulation%2C and also the thickest%2C widest and heaviest. The fifty-bani is also the only coin of Romania to not be steel-based%2C but be made completely of an alloy%3B and is also the only current coin in the country to have a written inscription on its edge.%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EIn addition to Romania%2C the coin has been minted in the%26nbsp%3BUnited Kingdom%26nbsp%3B%281867%29%2C%26nbsp%3BBelgium%26nbsp%3B%281894%2C 1910%26ndash%3B1912 and 1914%29%2C%26nbsp%3BGermany%281900%26ndash%3B1901%2C 1910%26ndash%3B1911 and 1914%29%2C%26nbsp%3BSwitzerland%26nbsp%3B%281921%29%2C%26nbsp%3BHungary%26nbsp%3B%281947%29 and%26nbsp%3BRussia%26nbsp%3B%281952%29.%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3EPrincipality of Romania%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3EA fifty-bani coin was not included in Romania%26%2339%3Bs first set of decimal coins%2C minted in 1867 in%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EBirmingham%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EEngland%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E. The denomination was introduced in 1873 as a coin of 18mm diameter and weighing 2.5g. It was 83.5%25%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Esilver%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Eand 16.5%25%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Ecopper%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E. The obverse featured the Romanian crown and the date underneath%2C within a wreath of laurel and oak branches. Below the wreath was the name%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cem%3ESTERN%3C/em%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Eof the engraver%2C and at the top of the coin was the mintmark of the mint in%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EBrussels%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EBelgium%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C where it was struck. The mintmark was the portrait of Brussels%26%2339%3B patron saint%2C%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3ESaint Michael%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E. The reverse had the name of the country and the denomination within a smaller wreath of the same appearance. In 1873 4.81 million of the coin were issued. The only other year of mintage was 1876 with 2%2C116%2C980 from the same mint. The coin was known in the Romanian region of Moldavia %28now the nation of%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EMoldova%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%29 as a%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cem%3EDutc%u0103%3C/em%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C after silver coins of%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EPoland%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Eand%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3ERussia%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Ewhich circulated in Romania. In the region of%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EWalachia%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Eit was known as a%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cem%3Eb%u0103ncutj%u0103%3C/em%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E.%3C/span%3E%3Csup%3E%5B1%5D%3C/sup%3E%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EThe second fifty-bani was the first to feature a Romanian monarch. It was struck only in 1881 and to the same specifications as the first version. The obverse featured a portrait of%26nbsp%3BCarol I of Romania%26nbsp%3Bfacing left. His inscription was%26nbsp%3B%3Cem%3ECAROL I DOMNUL ROMANIEI%3C/em%3E%26nbsp%3B%28Carol I Prince of the Romanians%29 and the engraver%26%2339%3Bs surname%2C Kullrich%2C was written below. The reverse featured the Romanian coat of arms%2C with the date split on each side. The country%26%2339%3Bs name was above the arms and the denomination below. Below the coat of arms on the left was a %26%2339%3BV%26%2339%3B mintmark of%26nbsp%3BVienna%2C%26nbsp%3BAustria%26nbsp%3Bwhere the all of the 1%2C000%2C000 coins were minted. Below on the right was a grain of wheat%2C representing Bucharest%26%2339%3Bs mint.%3Csup%3E%5B2%5D%3C/sup%3E%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3EKingdom of Romania%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3EIn 1884 a third fifty-bani commenced minting in%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EBucharest%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C Romania%26%2339%3Bs capital%2C with the same dimensions and composition of the previous two. The obverse of Carol I now had the inscription%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cem%3ECAROL I REGE AL ROMANIEI%3C/em%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%28Carol I King of the Romanians%29. The reverse had the denomination and date in a wreath of laurel and oak. One million were issued%2C with or without the %26%2339%3BB%26%2339%3B mintmark. In 1885%2C 200%2C000 of the coin were issued%2C and the portrait was very slightly different.%3C/span%3E%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EA fourth fifty-bani was struck in 1894 in%26nbsp%3BBrussels%2C%26nbsp%3BBelgium%26nbsp%3Bwith the same specifications. The new portrait of Carol I was sculpted by an%26nbsp%3B%3Cem%3EA. SCHARFF%3C/em%3E%26nbsp%3Bwhose name featured below. In 1894%2C 600%2C000 were issued. The coin%26%2339%3Bs next strike was 1900%2C and 3.838 million were minted in%26nbsp%3BHamburg%2C%26nbsp%3BGermany. These coins%2C and the 194%2C205 struck at the same city in the following year%2C had a wider diameter at 18.5mm.%3Csup%3E%5B4%5D%3C/sup%3E%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EThe fifth coin of the denomination had a minting run from 1910 to 1914 %28excluding 1913%29. It maintained the 18mm diameter of the previous fifty-bani coins and kept the same composition. The coins were minted at Brussels and Hamburg%2C the difference being that the Brussels-struck coins had 101 reeds on the edge compared to 120 from Hamburg. A new sculptor%2C Tasset%2C put his name beneath the portrait of Carol I on the obverse. The reverse featured the crown of Romania above olive branches%2C with the country%26%2339%3Bs name on the left%2C the denomination on the right and the date below. Although not a member of the%26nbsp%3BLatin Monetary Union%2C Romania agreed to its weights and measured which aimed to create a universal currency around Europe. The fifty-bani of 1910-1914 shares many similarities with the French %26frac12%3B Franc of the same time.%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EA sixth fifty-bani was minted exclusively in 1921%2C with 30 million produced in%26nbsp%3BLe Locle%2C%26nbsp%3BSwitzerland%26nbsp%3Bby the company Huguenin Fr%26egrave%3Bres %28brothers%29 %26amp%3B Co. The coin was 21mm in diameter with a hole in the middle%2C and weighed 1.203g due to being made entirely from%26nbsp%3Baluminium. The hole was 4mm or 4.5mm depending on the piece. On the obverse was the eagle from the Romanian coat of arms%2C with a%26nbsp%3BChristian%26nbsp%3Bcross in his beak%2C perched on top of the hole. The country%26%2339%3Bs name is underneath. On the reverse was the denomination%2C with the 0 in 50 surrounding the hole. The Romanian crown was placed to the right of the hole. The mintmark%26nbsp%3B%3Cem%3EHuguenin%3C/em%3E%26nbsp%3Bwas placed at the bottom of the reverse.%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EAfter a monetary reform on 15 August 1947%2C 20%2C000 old lei became a new leu%2C and a fifty-bani coin was briefly re-introduced. It measured 16mm in diameter and weighed 1.7g. The coin was made of 80%25 copper%2C 19%25 zinc and 1%25 nickel. Its obverse featured the Romanian crown in the centre%2C with the country name at the top and date at the bottom. The reverse featured the denomination. The coin was minted in Bucharest and%26nbsp%3BBudapest%2C%26nbsp%3BHungary%2C to an extent of 13.4 million coins.On 30 December 1947 however%2C the monarchy of Romania was forced out by communists.%3C/p%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3EPeople%26%2339%3Bs Republic of Romania%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Ch3%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3EThe only time during the%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Ecommunist%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Erule of Romania that a fifty bani was minted was in 1955%26ndash%3B56 during the%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3EPeople%26%2339%3Bs Republic of Romania%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E. The coin was 25%26nbsp%3Bmm in diameter%2C weighed 4.55%26nbsp%3Bg and was made of cupro-nickel. The obverse featured the communist coat of arms of Romania and the inscription around it%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cem%3EREPUBLICA POPULARA ROM%26Icirc%3BNA%3C/em%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%28Romanian People%26%2339%3Bs Republic%29. Despite the circumflex on the %26%2339%3BI%26%2339%3B in %26%2339%3BROMINA%26%2339%3B%2C the inscription was inaccurate as accents should have been placed on the %26%2339%3BA%26%2339%3B in %26%2339%3BPOPULARA%26%2339%3B and %26%2339%3BROMINA%26%2339%3B. The reverse featured a male worker making tongs on an%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Eanvil%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C with a background of smoking%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Echimneys%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%2C%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Econveyor belts%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3Eand%3C/span%3E%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C/span%3Esilos%3Cspan style%3D%22font-size%3A13px%22%3E. The denomination was split either side of the image. The coin was produced in Bucharest%2C with 16.7 million in 1955 and 11.4 million in 1956.%3C/span%3E%3C/h3%3E%0A%0A%3Cp%3EOn 1 July 2005 Romania redenominated its currency at the rate of 10%2C000 old lei to 1 new leu. The new fifty-bani coin thus replaced the old 5%2C000 lei coin which had been the largest denomination. Early versions of the coin from 2005 are 0.15mm narrower in diameter%2C at 23.6mm.The coin was sold to large shops in rolls of fifty coins.%3C/p%3E%0A%3C/div%3E%0A%0A%3Ctable cellspacing%3D%223%22 class%3D%22infobox vevent%22 style%3D%22background-color%3Argb%28249%2C 249%2C 249%29%3B border-spacing%3A3px%3B border%3A1px solid rgb%28170%2C 170%2C 170%29%3B clear%3Aright%3B color%3Argb%280%2C 0%2C 0%29%3B font-family%3Asans-serif%3B font-size%3A11px%3B line-height%3A1.5em%3B margin%3A0.5em 0px 0.5em 1em%3B padding%3A0.2em%3B width%3A22em%22%3E%0A%09%3Ccaption%3EFifty bani%3C/caption%3E%0A%09%3Ctbody%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd colspan%3D%222%22 style%3D%22text-align%3Acenter%3B vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E%3Cstrong%3ERomania%3C/strong%3E%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EValue%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E0.50%26nbsp%3BRomanian leu%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EMass%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E6.1%26nbsp%3Bg%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EDiameter%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E23.75%26nbsp%3Bmm%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EThickness%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E1.9%26nbsp%3Bmm%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EEdge%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3EPlain%2C inscribed%26nbsp%3B%3Cem%3EROMANIA * ROMANIA *%3C/em%3E%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EComposition%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3ECopper%26nbsp%3B80%25%2C%26nbsp%3BZinc%26nbsp%3B15%25%2CNickel%26nbsp%3B5%25%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EYears of minting%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E1873%2C 1876%2C 1881%2C 1884-1885%2C 1894%2C 1900-1901%2C 1910-1912%2C 1914%2C 1921%2C 1955-56%2C 2005-present%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth colspan%3D%222%22 style%3D%22text-align%3Acenter%3B vertical-align%3Atop%22%3EObverse%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd colspan%3D%222%22 style%3D%22text-align%3Acenter%3B vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E%3Cimg alt%3D%22File%3A50 bani 2005 reverse.JPG%22 src%3D%22https%3A//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/50_bani_2005_reverse.JPG%22 /%3E%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EDesign%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E%26%2339%3BROMANIA%26%2339%3B%2C value%2C%26nbsp%3BCoat of arms%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EDesign date%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E2012%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth colspan%3D%222%22 style%3D%22text-align%3Acenter%3B vertical-align%3Atop%22%3EReverse%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd colspan%3D%222%22 style%3D%22text-align%3Acenter%3B vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E%3Cimg alt%3D%22File%3A50 bani 2005 obverse.jpg%22 src%3D%22https%3A//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/00/50_bani_2005_obverse.jpg%22 /%3E%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EDesign%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3ENeagoe Basarab%2C%26nbsp%3BCurtea de Arge%u0219 Cathedral%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%09%3Ctr%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Cth scope%3D%22row%22 style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%3B white-space%3Anowrap%22%3EDesign date%3C/th%3E%0A%09%09%09%3Ctd style%3D%22vertical-align%3Atop%22%3E2012%3C/td%3E%0A%09%09%3C/tr%3E%0A%09%3C/tbody%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%3Cbr /%3E%0A%26nbsp%3B
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