Romania 1901-B 5 lei

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Heritage sale 3021, lot 22497
Romania 1901 5 lei rev Heritage 3021-22497.jpg

This specimen was lot 22497 in Heritage sale 3021 (New York, January 2013), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted, "Carol I 5 Lei 1901-B, MS63 NGC, a highly attractive coin with subtle gray and gold patina and full mint luster. Rarely found in this pleasing quality; an example with exceptional eye appeal." This type was struck in limited numbers 1881, 1883 and 1901. It is scarce to rare in nice condition.

Recorded mintage: 82,460 plus proofs.

Specification: 25 grams, .900 fine silver, .723 troy oz ASW, 38 mm diameter.

Catalog reference: KM 17.2, Dav-274.


  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3021, featuring the Cecil Webster, Richard P. Ariagno and Elizabeth McPhall Charters Collection, Dallas: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2012.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 42nd ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns and Talers, Since 1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1964.

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