Thursday, September 06, 2012

1999 Romania 500 Lei

Have a Romania coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment

Romania has a long history of wonderful coins. In October a rare 1939 Romanian 100 Lei will go up for auction, small preview via Coin Update, estimate is $101,000. Also a new Romanian coin law just passed to honor novelist Marin Preda with three dates; birth, death, and year.

Now this one from my vault has been demonetized and would have been worth $140 if the exchange was applied, oh well maybe they will remonetize (Firefox is telling me that is not a real word) it someday.


The edge on this thick coin has ♦ ROMANIA ♦ ROMANIA ♦ ROMANIA and in this one what seems to be a bit of doubling. Well maybe a weak first strike but if you look carefully on the first edge image there is a faint second impression of the word ROMANIA. I am not sure what to call that but I doubt it brings any extra value. These are aluminum coins made in unknown amounts and not much interest in errors.

Still hopefully interest in Romanian coins will grow and one day I will toss this up on eBay as a super rarity. Probably not.
 
Here's the stats...
Type/Country: 500 Lei / Romania
Year: 1999
Mintage: Unknown
Metal: Aluminum
Value: $0.35 in VF

Do you have a Romanian coin and want to know its value? Leave a comment/question and I will do my best to find out the price and history for you.

14 dollars worth, for Comments/Questions click here.:

Hunter Mason said...

So I have a 1999 500 Romanian LEI coin(like the one you have in the bottom picture), and you are saying its only worth .35 cents?

Man said...

1999 500 Romanian LEI coin(like the one you have in the bottom picture), and you are saying its only worth .35 cents

Yes, it has been a few months and price has not changed.

Anonymous said...

Quanto vale il 500 lei in euro?

Man said...

Quanto vale il 500 lei in euro?

0.26 Euros

Anonymous said...

quanto vale 500 lei del 1999 in euro

Anonymous said...

quanto vale 3400 bani in euro

Man said...

quanto vale 500 lei del 1999 in euro
--0.26 Euros

quanto vale 3400 bani in euro
--75.68 Euros

Anonymous said...

I have a Romanian 500 lei note, 1991. Is there any difference is price for a note?

I also have;
2 x 100 Lei coins 1992
2 x 100 Lei coins 1993

Are they just as bad?

Thanks
Pete

Man said...

Romanian 500 lei note, 1991. Is there any difference is price for a note?
--About $5.00 it is better.

I also have;
2 x 100 Lei coins 1992 about $1.50 each
2 x 100 Lei coins 1993 about $1.50 each

Lisa White said...

Have several a 1992 100 Romania a 1993 100 a 1992 50 Romania a 1989&1993 10 Romania a 1993 5 Romania

Man said...

Assuming all are Lei.

1992 100 Romania about $1.50
1993 100 about $1.50
1992 50 Romania about $1.00
1989 10 Romania recheck date???
1993 10 Romania about $0.75
1993 5 Romania about $0.30

jonquil said...

I was in Romania in 1999. The local currency was pretty much worthless then. I have two 500 lei coins and three 100 lei coins from earlier in the 90s, along with a 1998 note for 1000 lei. Since they were worthless then, their value can't increase much.

Man said...

I have two 500 lei coins and three 100 lei coins from earlier in the 90s, along with a 1998 note for 1000 lei. Since they were worthless then, their value can't increase much.

Not necessarily true, since they are no longer issued they are now limited. That means if a census is done and very few are found in circulation or in high grade they may increase in value.

But in general I agree with you, it will probably stay low for a long time.

Johnny Mindlin said...

I have a 1941 Romanian 500 Lei coin. It's in decent condition.
I have no idea whether it has any current value at all - I found it in my late father's "Tin of Mysteries and Treasures" as he liked to call it.
Any information about it would be great.