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100 Lei 2005, Romania

in Krause book Number: 121
Years of issue: 01.07.2005
Signatures: Guvernator: Prof. univ. Dr. Mugur Constantin Isarescu, Casier Central: Ionel Nitu
Serie: 2005 Issue
Specimen of: 01.07.2005
Material: Polymer
Size (mm): 147 х 82
Printer: Imprimeria Bancii Nationale a Romaniei, Bucuresti

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100 Lei 2005




Plastic window: Tragedy mask.

Ion Luca Caragiale. Logo of the Bank of Romania.


100 Lei 2005


Coat of arms of Romania is in top right corner.

The coat of arms of Romania was adopted in the Romanian Parliament on 10 September 1992 as a representative coat of arms for Romania. It is based on the Lesser Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Romania (used between 1922 and 1947), redesigned by Victor Dima. As a central element it shows a golden aquila holding a cross in its beak and a mace and a sword in its claws. It also consists of the three colors: red, yellow, and blue, which represent the colors of the national flag.

Azure, an eagle displayed Or beaked and taloned Gules holding in its beak an Orthodox Cross Or, in its dexter talon a sword, and in its sinister talon a mace Argent. An inescutcheon Quarterly:

I, Azure, an eagle displayed Or beaked and taloned Gules holding in its beak an Orthodox Cross Or, between in dexter chief a bezant and in sinister chief an increscent Or (for Wallachia)

II, gules, a bull's head caboshed Argent, between in dexter base a rose and in sinister base a decrescent Argent; between the Bull's horns, a mullet Or (for Moldavia)

III, Gules, issuant from water Azure in base a bridge of two arches embattled from which is issuant a lion rampant Or brandishing a sabre proper (for Oltenia and Banat)

IV, Per fess Azure and Or, a bar Gules issuant therefrom an eagle displayed between in sinster chief a decrescent Argent and in dexter chief a bezant; in base seven castles Gules (for Transylvania)

Entree en point, Gules, two dolphins urinant respectant Or (for Dobrogea).

In center is a seal of Romanian Bank.

Ion Luca Caragiale

The engraving on banknote is made after this photo of Ion Luca Caragiale.

Ion Luca Caragiale (February 13 [O.S. February 1] 1852 - June 9, 1912) was a great Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theater manager, political commentator and journalist. He is considered one of the greatest Romanian playwrights and writers, a leading representative of local humor, and a main representative of Junimea, an influential literary society with which he parted during the second half of his life. His home village is today named after him.

Comedy masks and a violet flower are centered.

Viola odorata

Viola odorata is a species of the genus Viola native to Europe and Asia, but has also been introduced to North America and Australia. It is commonly known as wood violet, sweet violet, English violet, common violet, florist's violet, or garden violet.

Denomination in numeral is in top right corner. In words in lower right corner. In numeral and words are in lower left corner.


100 Lei 2005

Logos of the Romanian bank are in lower left and top right corners.


Old building of the National Theater in Bucharest (now demolished), where Caragiale was a General Director for a short time (Teatrul National "Ion Luca Caragiale" Bucuresti).


Caragiale's statue in the center of Bucharest, in front of National Theater, is on left side.

Tragedy mask is on right side.

Denomination in numeral is in top left corner. In words and in numeral in lower right corner.