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Romanian leu
Leu românesc (Romanian)
one leu one ban
one leu one ban
ISO 4217 Code RON
User(s)  Romania
former:
Flag of Romania (1965-1989).svg Socialist Republic of Romania (1965-1989)
Flag of Romania (1952-1965).svg Romanian People's Republic (1947-1965)
Romania Transnistria Governorate (1941-1944)
 Kingdom of Romania (1881-1947)
Romania Principality of Romania (1867-1881)
Inflation 1.88% (September 2013 / September 2012)
Source National Bank of Romania
Subunit
1/100 ban
Plural lei
ban bani
Coins
Freq. used 10, 50 bani
Rarely used 1 ban, 5 bani
Banknotes
Freq. used 1 leu, 5, 10, 50, 100 lei
Rarely used 200, 500 lei
Central bank National Bank of Romania (since 1867)
Red Army (1944)
INFINEX (1941-1944)
General Romanian Bank (1917-1919)
Website www.bnr.ro
Printer National Bank of Romania (since 1867)
Goznak (1944)
Reichsbank (1917-1919)
Website www.bnr.ro
Mint Monetăria Statului (since 1867)
Saint Petersburg Mint, temporary located in Krasnokamsk (1944)
Reichsdruckerei (1917-1919)
Website www.monetariastatului.ro

The leu is the money that is used in Romania. The smaller kind of money used is the ban, or bani(plural). 100 bani make up a leu. Because Romania joined the European Union, they will start using the euro in 2014.

List of current banknotes

Current series
Value Image Dimensions
(millimeters)
Main Colour Description Earlier Series
in circulation
Latest Series
Obverse Reverse Obverse Reverse
1 leu 1 leu. Romania, 2005 a.jpg 1 leu. Romania, 2005 b.jpg 120 × 62 Green Nicolae Iorga and milkweed gentian Cathedral of Curtea de Argeş, The Wallachian Eagle Series 2005 Series 2018
5 lei 5 lei. Romania, 2005 a.jpg 5 lei. Romania, 2005 b.jpg 127 × 67 Violet George Enescu and carnation Romanian Athenaeum
10 lei 10 lei. Romania, 2008 a.jpg 10 lei. Romania, 2008 b.jpg 133 × 72 Pink and light red Nicolae Grigorescu and althaea Traditional house from Oltenia, Nicolae Grigorescu painting Rodica Series 2005
Series 2008
50 lei 50 lei. Romania, 2005 a.jpg 50 lei. Romania, 2005 b.jpg 140 × 77 Yellow Aurel Vlaicu and edelweiss Vlaicu II airplane design, eagle head Series 2005
100 lei 100 lei. Romania, 2005 a.jpg 100 lei. Romania, 2005 b.jpg 147 × 82 Blue Ion Luca Caragiale and sweet violet National Theatre of Bucharest (old building), Statue of Ion Luca Caragiale, by Constantin Baraschi
200 lei 200 lei. Romania, 2006 a.jpg 200 lei. Romania, 2006 b.jpg 150 × 82 Brown and orange Lucian Blaga and poppies A watermill, The Hamangia Thinker Series 2006
500 lei 500 lei. Romania, 2005 a.jpg 500 lei. Romania, 2005 b.jpg 153 × 82 Blue and violet Mihai Eminescu and tilia Central University Library of Iaşi, Timpul (the Times) newspaper Series 2005

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