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Romania, "Three Kings" Gold 20 Lei, 1944
The former Romanian royal family, a branch of the Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen dynasty, ruled Romania until 1947, when the last king, Michael, was deposed from his throne in a Stalinist take-over and the country became a socialist republic.
SH86344. Gold 20 Lei, Krause M6, SCWC KM 20, Bruce M13, Friedberg 21, Schlumberger Gold 23, EF; edge inscription: NIHIL SINE DEO (Nothing without God), Bucharest mint, weight 6.590g, maximum diameter 21.0mm, die axis 0o
, 1944; obverse ARDEALUL NOSTRU 1601 1918 1944, jugate busts left of (from left to right) Michael the Brave (1593-1601), Ferdinand I (1914-1927) and Michael I (1927-1930 & 1940-1947); reverse eagle head left, crowned, cross in beak, ROMANIA arcing below, around the county shields of the 11 counties lost by Romania to Hungary in 1940; SOLD
Catalog current as of Monday, August 19, 2019.
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