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The 10.000 lei banknote

Size: 150x67 mm
Main colour: green and light green
Issued: 18 September 2000
Recalled: 31 December 2006

Portrait of Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer, historian and journalist. Centre, gentian flowers (Gentiana asclepiadaea). Up, Romanian Coat of Arms, name of National Bank of Romania "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMÂNIEI" and an inset with the NBR logo. Down, banknote denomination in figures and letters "10.000 lei ZECE MII". Left, authorised signatures of Governor, Chief Cashier and issuing year "2000". Vertically right, denomination "ZECE MII 10.000". Centre, episcopal cathedral of Curtea de Arges Monastery erected by Neagoe Basarab (1512-1521). On the left, crusader eagle of the ancient Wallachian Coat of Arms used during the reign of Constantin Brâncoveanu (1688-1714). Up, denomination value "10.000" vertically and horizontally, name of National Bank of Romania "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMÂNIEI" and NBR logo. Down, right: denomination value in figures and letters "ZECE MII lei 10.000". Right from the episcopal cathedral the penalty text, vertically: "FALSIFICAREA ACESTOR BILETE SE PEDEPSESTE CONFORM LEGILOR" (FORGERY IS PUNISHED ACCORDING TO THE LAW). Serial number, black, vertically, on the left side; serial number, red, increasing characters, horizontally, on the right side.

This is the second polymer banknote of Romania. It is also the first regular banknote for which a polymer substrate was chosen. Its description and the date of issue were announced by the National Bank of Romania in a press release dated 12 September 2000.

Two types of this banknote exist with respect to the signature of the Governor of the National Bank of Romania.
Governor Emil Iota Ghizari
Governor Mugur Isãrescu