Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 - The
Statute of the National Bank of Romania, on10
August 2012, the National Bank of Romania will
put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a silver coin
dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Marin Preda's
The coin has the following characteristics:
Face value: lei 10
Diameter: 37 mm
Weight: 31.103 g
Obverse: concentric composition consisting
of the titles of the best-known works of Marin Preda; in the
middle, Romania's coat of arms, the face value "10
LEI", the inscriptions in an arc "ROMANIA" and
the year of issue "2012".
Reverse: portrait of Marin Preda, his
birth and death years, "1922" and "1980",
and the inscription "MARIN PREDA".
The silver coin, housed in a transparent plastic case,
will be accompanied by a leaflet featuring a brief
presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and
The leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity
bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier
of the National Bank of Romania.
The numismatic issue includes 500 coins.
The selling price of the silver coin (including the
leaflet) is lei 340.00 per piece, VAT excluded.
The silver coins dedicated to the 90th anniversary of
Marin Preda's birth are legal tender on the territory of
The silver coins will be put into circulation through
the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest,