The 155th birth anniversary of the poet Alexandru Macedonski

Issue date: 20.05.2009


Silver Coin

  • Face Value: 10 LEI;
  • Type of Metal: Silver 999/1000;
  • Weight: 31,103 grams;
  • Dimension: diameter 37 mm;
  • Edge: milled;
  • Quality: proof;
  • Issue volume: 500;
Obverse Obverse: in the middle, an image inspired by Alexandru Macedonski's poem Noapte de decembrie (December Night) - the emir on his way to the sacred fortress mirage; above, a three-line quotation reading: "And he hurries to reach them, / Albeit he well knows of their deceit / Of topaz gates and silver towers."; beneath the quotation, the poet's signature; below the image, the year of issue - 2009, the coat-of-arms of Romania, the inscription "ROMANIA" and the face value of the coin - 10 LEI.
Reverse Reverse: the portrait of Alexandru Macedonski, a bunch of roses, the poet's favourite flowers, and the inscriptions "1854", "1920" and "ALEXANDRU MACEDONSKI"