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Romanian coin – 10 bani 1867


Bucharest, Romania

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National Museum of Romanian History

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In October 1866, when the sultan recognized the reign of Carol I of Hohenzollern, the Principalities were given the right to struck national coins, but on one condition, namely that a sign symbolizing the Ottoman Empire, the Principalities’ suzerain, had to appear on the coins. Despite this, when the Romanian Parliament adopted the Law for the establishment of a Romanian monetary system and for the making of national coins (April 1867), it was decided that the coins would bear no inscription referring to the sovereign power. The first coins issued based on this monetary law were commissioned that same year to two British Mints, Heaton Mint and Watt & Comp. They were made of copper and their design belonged to British engraver Leonard Charles Wyon.

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"Romanian coin – 10 bani 1867" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;rm;16;en

MWNF Working Number: RO 016

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