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The 50.000 lei banknote

Size: 155x70 mm
Main colour: violet
Issued: 14 December 2001
Recalled: 31 December 2006

Portrait of George Enescu (1881-1955), Romanian composer. Centred, a carnation, a violin and two musical notes. Up, the Romanian Coat of Arms, the name of the issuing central bank "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMÂNIEI", and an inset with the NBR logo. Down, the banknote denomination in figures and letters "50.000 lei CINCIZECI MII". Left, the authorised signatures of the Governor and Chief Cashier and the issuing year "2001". Vertically, right, the denomination "CINCIZECI MII 50.000". The Romanian Athenaeum, a piano and a fragment of the score of the opera "King Oedipus". Up: the denomination value "50.000" vertically and horizontally, the name of the issuing central bank "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMÂNIEI" and the NBR logo. Down, right: the denomination value in figures and letters "CINCIZECI MII lei 50.000"; left, a sign for visually impaired: NBR logo within a rectangle. Left from the transparent window, 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 fifth polymer banknote of Romania. Its description and the date of issue were announced by the National Bank of Romania in a press release dated 10 December 2001.