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The 10 lei banknote

Size: 133x72 mm
Main colour: orange
Issued: 1 July 2005

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 "10 LEI ZECE". Above the denomination, the authorised signatures of Governor and Chief Cashier. Vertically right, denomination "ZECE LEI",  issuing date "1 iulie 2005" and denomination "10". A country house and the painting of Nicolae Grigorescu "Rodica", a girl's portrait. Up: the denomination value "10" 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 "ZECE LEI 10"; 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.

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.