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Romania Honors Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel on New Silver Commemorative Coin

Elie Wiesel 10 Lei Coin Romania

By National Bank of Romania ……
On October 20, 2017, the National Bank of Romania issued a commemorative silver coin dedicated to the Romanian-born Nobel Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

The coin has the following characteristics:

  • Face value: lei 10
  • Metal: silver
  • Fineness: 999‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 37 mm
  • Weight: 31.103 g
  • Quality: Proof
  • Edge: milled

Obverse: the Elie Wiesel Memorial House in Sighetu Marmaţiei, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the nominal value “10 Lei”, the coat of arms of Romania, and the year of issue “2017”.

Reverse: the portrait of Elie Wiesel and the inscriptions “LAUREAT AL PREMIULUI NOBEL PENTRU PACE” and “Elie Wiesel” in an arc.

The silver coins are individually housed in transparent plastic capsules and are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French. Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this issue is 200 silver coins.

The selling price is lei 375.00 (approx. $98 USD), VAT excluded, per silver coin, including the leaflet.

The Romanian-born Nobel Prize laureates – Elie Wiesel silver coins are legal tender in the territory of Romania.

The silver coins will be put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

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