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The 100.000 lei banknote

Size: 160x73 mm
Main colour: orange
Issued: 12 November 2001
Recalled: 31 December 2006

Portrait of Nicolae Grigorescu (1838-1907), Romanian painter. Centred, a rose mallow, the painter's brush and palette. 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 "100.000 lei UNA SUTA MII". Left, the authorised signatures of the Governor and Chief Cashier and the issuing year "2001". Vertically, right, the denomination "UNA SUTA MII 100.000". A country house and the painting of Nicolae Grigorescu "Rodica", a girl's portrait. Up: the denomination value "100.000" 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 "UNA SUTA MII lei 100.000"; left, a sign for visually impaired: NBR logo within a rectangle. Right 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 fourth polymer banknote of Romania. Its description and the date of issue were announced by the National Bank of Romania in a press release dated 7 November 2001.