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The 1 leu banknote

Size: 120x62 mm
Main colour: green
Issued: 1 July 2005

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 "1 LEU". Above the denomination, the authorised signatures of Governor and Chief Cashier. Vertically right, denomination "UN LEU",  issuing date "1 iulie 2005" and denomination "1". 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 "1" vertically and horizontally, name of National Bank of Romania "BANCA NATIONALA A ROMÂNIEI" and NBR logo. Down, right: denomination value in figures and letters "UN LEU 1"; left, a sign for visually impaired: NBR logo within a rectangle. 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.

The description and the date of issue of the banknote were announced by the National Bank of Romania in a press release dated 21 April 2005.