The National Bank of Romania (BNR) is putting into circulation today, for numismatic purposes, a gold coin dedicated to the anniversary of 140 years since the laying of the cornerstone of St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Cathedral in Bucharest, BNR reports in a press statement.
According to BNR, the nominal value of the plain-edged round coin is 200 lei; it is of gold of 999 per-thousand fineness, 27 mm in diameter, weighing 15.551 grams.
Depicted on the obverse is the image of St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bucharest, the inscription ‘ROMANIA’ in an arc, the face value “200 Lei,” the coat of arms of Romania and the year of issue, “2015.”
Depicted on the reverse is an image from inside St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bucharest, the inscription “CATEDRALA SF. IOSIF — BUCURESTI” in an arc and the year of the laying of the cornerstone, “1875.”
The gold coins are individually housed in transparent plastic capsules. They 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 numismatic issue is 150 coins. The selling price is lei 3,400.00, VAT excluded, per gold coin, including the leaflet. More…