Romania 1884-B 5 lei
This specimen was lot 31536 in Heritage sale 3064 (Chicago, April 2018), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[ noted, "Carol I 5 Lei 1884-B MS62 NGC, Brussels mint. Rare quality for the issue and rather attractive as well, with moderate gray tone in the open fields and a mixture of green, gold, blue accent tone that meanders across the surfaces and contributes considerable eye-appeal. An important coin for the dedicated collector of Romanian coinage." This type was struck at Bucharest 1881-85 and is common in worn condition.
Recorded mintage: 300,000, a better date.
Specification: 25 g, .900 fine silver.
Catalog reference: KM 17.1, Dav-274.
- Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2012.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3064, featuring the Doug Robins Collection of Canadian Tokens, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2018.