Cristian POPESCU, Ionel BOSTAN


This paper is a qualitative study in which we aim to show the role of the National Bank of Romania (NBR) in precious metal currency issuance, both during the modern period, when gold was a monetary standard, and in the contemporary one, when the issuance of such currency only carries a numismatic and commemorative role. We have carried out an evaluation of such currency issuances after 1990, trying to highlight the commercial interest that they have initiated. In the case of the Republic of Moldova, obviously, we take into consideration the period after the year 1991, when this country became independent. The data that we have used comes from NBR statistics and from National Bank of Moldova (NBM), as well as from other monographic studies and documents.



bimetallist standards; gold coins; medals; numismatic issuances


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