Romania 1 Lei Banknote
condition : UNC
This banknote is made from polymer substrate.
Front: Nicolae Iorga (17 January 1871 – 27 November 1940); Willow Gentian (Gentiana asclepiadaea) flowers.
Back: Episcopal Cathedral of Curtea de Arges monastery erected by Neagoe Basarab (1512-1521); Stylised
crusader eagle as Walachian Coat of Arms of Prince Constantin Brincoveanu. Watermark: Nicolae Iorga;
BNR logo. Signatures: Mugur Constantin Isarescu (Governor); Ionel Nitu (Cashier).
Transparent window: Stylised crusader eagle as Walachian Coat of Arms of Prince Constantin Brincoveanu.
Shadow image (“watermark”): portrait and NBR logo, next to the transparent window. The shadow image
is visible only when the banknote is held up to the light.
Security thread: Hold the banknote against the light and the thread will appear as a dark narrow stripe in the
Perfect register: Flower, visible when the banknote is held up to the light. Parts of the flower printed on the
obverse beneath the name of the central bank match perfectly with the parts printed on the reverse and build
a complete image.
Iridescent stripe on the reverse side: All Romanian notes in circulation have on the right of the reverse side
a vertical translucent iridescent stripe which has the nominal value printed seven times.
Microtext: All Romanian notes in circulation have, on the obverse and reverse, printed areas which contain tiny
writing. This can be seen using a magnifying glass.
UV print: On the reverse, green tetragon in UV light which holds the nominal value: “1”. The black vertical serial
number shines green, the red horizontal increasing characters serial number shines orange in UV light.