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This is my second shop on Etsy dedicated to coins, medals, tokens and much more. If you like old and vintage ephemera, photos, post cards and more please make sure you visit my other shop SamEphemera.

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I am offering the antique and rare Romania king Carol the 1st 2 Lei 1912 Silver coin # 226.

Carol I born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was reigning prince and then king of Romania from 1866 to 1914.

OBVERSE: denomination "2 LEI", ROMANIA, year 1910, and spinster woman holding spindle and spinning yarn, with distaff and sickle in her belt; at lower left BASSARAB, along the rim (ensign of engraver Costache Bassarab).
REVERSE: inscription "CAROL•I•REGE• •AL•ROMANIEI" meaning "KING OF ROMANIA" and CAROL I head facing left. Under the neck lies TASSET, the engraver's name.
Edge: Grained edge.

The effigy of King Carol I on the coin series of 1910-1914 was engraved by the French artist Ernest Paulin Tasset (1839-1919). These coins were mainly struck with silver from older used coins that were melted down. struck at Brussels.


Silver 83.5%, copper 16.5%.

Measurement: 27 mm.

Weight: 10.0 grams.

Condition: VF (Very Fine), see photos.

As a coin collector I DO to preserve the original patina, if you wish to clean the coin/s I will leave it up to you.

I’m willing to drill a hole in the coin with NO Extra Cost if you needed for Jewelry Making.

The coin you see in the photo is the coin you get.

Fantastic for your jewelry, craft projects, Steampunk, collage art projects or just a great addition to your antique coins collection.

ANTIQUE RARE 100 years Old 1912 ROMANIA 2 Lei King Carol I Silver Coin in Very Fine Condition

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