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The 100 lei banknote

Size: 147x82 mm
Main colour: blue
Issued: 1 July 2005

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 "100 LEI UNA SUTA". Above the denomination, the authorised signatures of the Governor and Chief Cashier. Vertically right, denomination "UNA SUTA LEI",  issuing date "1 iulie 2005" and denomination "100". 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 "100" 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 LEI 100"; left, a sign for visually impaired: NBR logo within a rectangle. Beneath 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.

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.