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Started by <k>, June 19, 2010, 01:22:59 PM
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Quote from: Zombivore on June 19, 2010, 01:36:26 PMMoldova made a similar design change to her 50 bani coin in the 1990s.
Quote from: andyg on June 19, 2010, 01:46:03 PMThe Romanian 10 Lei was also re-designed in 1993.
Quote from: andyg on June 19, 2010, 01:55:43 PMBoth 1 and 10 Lei were modified at the same time to have the coat of arms tho,perhaps the decision to place the coat of arms on both these coins was taken at the same time...
Quote from: Figleaf on June 19, 2010, 02:13:02 PMAnother important element was inflation. At the time, inflation ran to the tune of 300% annually. I was in Romania in 1993. I didn't see a single coin in circulation. In 2005, a new Leu was introduced, worth 10 000 old leu. Therefore, I think you may assume that none of these coins actually circulated, so the design must have been a purely political matter.At the time, Romania was politically very unstable. The results of the elections of 1990 were generally not accepted and said to have brought a rightist party of ex party-bosses and Securitate members back in government fraudulently. From that time on, leftist nationalists (FDSN) were slowly taking over the country. My guess is that it is the change of regime in 1992 that brought about the change of the design.Peter