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The Creepiest Coins of All Time

November 3, 2014 in Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Commemorative, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, Romanian Coins, World Coins

By admin Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

Most of the time, coins depict former politicians or other notable leaders. However, there are far more ghoulish and macabre coins that come to mind this time of year. Vampires, UFOs, and pirates are all featured on coins. So if you’re spellbound by creepy coins, read on—at your own risk. Romanian Dracula Coin Most of […] Full article at the source>

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Romania recovers ancient gold coins stolen from the capital of the ancient Dacian people

August 1, 2013 in Ancient Coins, Antique Coins, Archaeology, Art, Coins, Collecting, Gold, Gold Coins, History, News, Numismatica, Numismatics, Precious Metals, Romanian Coins, World Coins

From (Artdaily.org) (August 1st 2013)

BUCHAREST (AFP).- Romania recovered gold coins and silver jewels dating back to the first century BC that were stolen from the site of Sarmizegetusa Regia, the capital of the ancient Dacian people, the national history museum said Tuesday. “The recovery of five coins and 14 pieces of jewellery is the crowning of more than two years of efforts made by prosecutors, policemen and by Romanian and German experts,” the museum said in a statement. The coins, from the era of king Koson (1st century BC), were stolen from Sarmizegetusa between 2004 and 2007, museum director Ernest Oberlander-Tarnoveanu told AFP.

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Numismatic issue – a gold coin from the “History of Gold” series – The Patera in the Pietroasa Hoard

December 17, 2012 in Coins, Gold, Gold Coins, Romanian Coins

Press Release from the National Bank of Romania ( http://www.bnr.ro)

December 14,.2012

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania, on 17 December 2012, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, a gold coin from the “History of Gold” series – The Patera in the Pietroasa Hoard.

The coin has the following characteristics:

  • Face value: lei 10
  • Metal: gold
  • Fineness: 999‰
  • Shape: round
  • Diameter: 13.92 mm
  • Weight: 1.224 g
  • Quality: proof
  • Edge: milled
Obverse: a group of figures depicted on the patera in the Pietroasa Hoard, the nominal value “10 LEI” and the coat of arms of Romania; on the outer ring, in an arc, the year of issue “2012” and the inscription “ROMANIA”.

Obverse: a group of figures depicted on the patera in the Pietroasa Hoard, the nominal value “10 LEI” and the coat of arms of Romania; on the outer ring, in an arc, the year of issue “2012” and the inscription “ROMANIA”.

Reverse: the female figure in the middle of the patera overlapping its relief depiction; on the outer ring, “PATERA” and “TEZAURUL DE LA PIETROASA” inscribed in an arc.

Reverse: the female figure in the middle of the patera overlapping its relief depiction; on the outer ring, “PATERA” and “TEZAURUL DE LA PIETROASA” inscribed in an arc.

The gold coins are housed in transparent plastic capsules and are accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and French.

Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.

The mintage of this numismatic issue is 500.

The selling price per gold coin, the leaflet included, is lei 415.00 excluding VAT.

The gold coin form the “History of Gold” series – The Patera in the Pietroasa Hoard is legal tender on the territory of Romania.

The collector gold coins from the “History of Gold” series – The Patera in the Pietroasa Hoard will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.

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