ROMANIA

(leu(lei) = 100 bani)

18-RON

Text Box: 	As of 1 July 2005, Romania's legal tender, previously coded as ROL, has been redenominated so that ROL 10,000 are exchanged for 1 new leu (RON).
	By 31 December 2006, the existing banknotes and coins, i.e. the old lei, are to be replaced gradually by the new  banknotes and coins.
	Starting 1 January 2007, the exchange shall be made only at the NBR branches carrying out payments and at the offices of the credit institutions authorised by the NBR 
	There is no time limit for exchanging ROL notes and coins for RON notes and coins.	
Text Box: Import / Export restrictions:
	Foreign currency:
  In: free up to equivalent of 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same
	Local currency:
  In: free up to 10 000 EUR  - declaration if more
 Out: same

NOTES in circulation (2005+)

NOTES out of circulation (after 1.1.2007)

COINS in circulation (2005)

COINS(1991+), out of circulation (after 1.1.2007)

Oval: to the rates

Collector note 2011

 

NOTES and COINS we buy

buy/sell

% fixing

Valid till:

Notes

1 leu, 5,10, 50, 100, 500  lei (2005), 200 lei (1996)

xx / xx %

in circulation

old  lei 10 000,50 000, 100 000, 500 000, 1 000 000  (polymer only, in circulation till 31.12.2006)

xx / xx %

no limits

older paper lei and the small polymer notes lei 2000, 5000 !!!

 

not exchangeable!

Coins

1 ban; 5, 10,50 bani (2005)  

xx / xx %

in circulation

old 1,100,500,1 000,5 000 lei (in circulation till 31.12.2006)

xx / xx %

no limits

 

 

 

 

Area

(sq km)

Population (2005)

Language/Ethnicity

Ethnicity / Religion

Life duration

GDP per capita

(world position)

230 339

23 303 552

Romanian 89.5 %

Romanian Orthodox 87 %

male 67.86

2004 : 7 641 (74)

Bucharest - 1 906 800

Hungarian 6.6 %

Protestant 6.8 %

female 75.06

2005 : 8 300 (96)

Iasi - 320 000

Gyspy 2.5 %

Roman Catholic 5.6 %

 

 

500 lei(153*82mm,like 200 EUR)

200 lei (2006)(150*82mm)

100 lei(147*82mm,like 100 EUR)

50 lei(140*77mm,like 50 EUR)

10 lei(133*72mm,like 20 EUR)

5 lei(127*67mm,like 10 EUR)

1 leu(120*62mm,like 5 EUR)

1 000 000 lei(168*78mm)(2003)

500 000 lei(165*75mm)(2000)

100 000 lei(160*73mm)(2001)

50 000 lei(155*70mm)(2001)

10 000 lei(150*67mm)(2000)

100 lei (1991-96)(29mm,8.7g)

1 leu (1993-96)(19mm,2.5g)

50 bani(23.75mm)(2005)

50 bani(23.75mm)(2010)

50 bani(23.75mm)(2011)

50 bani(23.75mm)(2012)

50 bani(23.75mm)(2014)

10 bani(20.5mm)(2005)

5 bani(18.25mm)(2005)

1 bani(16.75mm)(2005)