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The 1.000.000 lei banknote

Size: 168x78 mm
Main colour: light blue
Issued: 5 December 2003
Recalled: 31 December 2006

Portrait of the Romanian playwriter Ion Luca Caragiale (1852-1912). Centred, a violet (Viola sororia) and two stylised theatre masks, between the flower and the portrait. 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 "1.000.000 lei UN MILION" and the issuing year "2003". Above the denomination, the authorised signatures of the Governor and Chief Cashier. Vertically, right, the denomination "UN MILION 1.000.000". Centre, the old building of the National Theatre in Bucharest and a stylised mask. On the left, the statue of the playwriter. Up: the denomination value "1.000.000" 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 "UN MILION lei 1.000.000"; left, a sign for visually impaired: NBR logo within a rectangle. Below the statue of the playwriter, the penalty text, horisontally: "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 sixth polymer banknote of Romania. Its description and the date of issue were announced by the National Bank of Romania in a press release dated 2 December 2003.