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The 5 lei banknote

Size: 127x67 mm
Main colour: violet
Issued: 1 July 2005

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 "5 LEI CINCI". Above the denomination, the authorised signatures of Governor and Chief Cashier. Vertically right, denomination "CINCI LEI",  issuing date "1 iulie 2005" and denomination "5". The Romanian Athenaeum, a piano and a fragment of the score of the opera "King Oedipus". Up: the denomination value "5" 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 "CINCI LEI 5"; 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.

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.