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1 leu 1884 coin

Characteristics of 1 leu 1884 coin:
1) 23 mm diameter, 5 g,

2) silver 83.5%, copper 16.5%, grained edge 3) denomination "1 L", year 1884, Romanian coat of arms, letter B and wheat ear, the signs of Romanian mint, outer pearl circle.
4) inscription "CAROL I REGE AL ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left, outer pearl circle. Under the neck lies KULLRICH, the engraver's name.

5) Mintage: 1.000.000 coins in 1884 and 400.000 coins in 1885. HistoryPrincipality of RomaniaAlthough the first Romanian coins were minted in the United Kingdom  in 1867, a one leu coin was not introduced until 1870. The first one leu coin was 83.5% silver and 16.5% copper, with a diameter of 23mm and mass of 5g. The obverse bore the portrait of Carol I of Romania facing left with the inscription CAROL I DOMNUL ROMANIEI (Carol I Prince of the Romanians). The reverse, similar to other Romanian coins of the time, featured the denomination and year of mi…

Work like an ant

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