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Romanian Leu (RON) exchange rate

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ROMANIAN LEU INFO

The Romanian Leu is the official currency of Romania.
Notes: 1 leu, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 lei
Coins: 1 ban, 5, 10 and 50 bani
Subunit: ban
Code: RON
Symbol: RON

More Info: National Bank of Romania

If you are going to visit Bucarest or other romanian city you will need to exchange your Euros to Romanian Leu. In Eurochange you can buy your Leu at the best price and with total availability. Buy them now online or find the nearest exchange office with the service to buy currencies.

 

About Romanian Leu

The Romanian Leu (Lei in plural) is the official currency of Romania. Its ISO code 7214 is RON. Each Romanian Leu is divided into 100 bani. Its symbol is L.

History of the currency of Romania

On 17th century the currency in use was the Dutch thaler that had the image of a lion. Due to this image it was commonly known with the name of lei (lions in Romanian) and this name was used until today. In 1880 the National Bank of Romania was founded and they started to issue the Romanian Leu that was replaced in 2005 for the new Leu and the denominations of the notes and coins were readjusted. 

Notes and coins of Romanian Leu

The Romanian Leu notes of legal tender are made of polymer and the amounts are 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200 and 500 Lei.

ROMANIAN LEU BANKNOTES IN CIRCULATION

Romanian Leu banknotes in circulation

On the obverse of the notes, several illustrious people of the country appear along with an object that represents them and a flower. On the back appear places or objects related to the characters on the front.

On the 1 Lei note appears the historian, politician and poet Nicolae Iorga, who was interested in the history of Moldova and Wallachia, together with the Eagle of Wallachia and a Willow Gentian flower. On the reverse appears the Cathedral of Curtea de Arges, in Wallachia.

On the 5 Lei note, the composer, violinist and pianist George Enescu appears with some musical notes and a carnation. On the back is the Romanian Athenaeum, a concert hall located in Bucharest that hosts the George Enescu Philharmonic.

On the 10 Lei note appears the painter and one of the fathers of modern painting in Romania Nicolae Grigorescu along with a brush and an althaea. On the back appears a traditional house in the province of Oltenia and a reprinting of his Rodica painting.

On the 50 Lei note appears the engineer, inventor and constructor of aircraft Aurel Vlaicu next to a propeller and an edelweiss. On the reverse, the design of the Valicu II airplane appears next to an eagle's head.

On the 100 Lei note appears the short story writer, dramatist and journalist Ion Luca Caragiale next to a theater mask and a violet. On the back is the building of the Bucharest National Theater and a statue of the author.

On the 200 Lei note appears the philosopher, poet and novelist Lucian Blaga next to a book and some poppies. On the back appears a water mill and an image of the sculpture "The thinker of Hamangia" of the year 5000 BC.

On the 500 Lei note appears the writer and poet Mihai Eminescu next to a pen and an inkwell and linden leaves. On the back is the Mihai Eminescu Central University Library, from the University of Iaşi.

The Romanian Leu coins of legal tender are 1, 5, 10 and 50 Bani. They show the coat of arms on one side and the value of the coin on the other.

 

How much money should I take to Romania?

If you are organising your trip to Bucharest, Brasov or any other city in Romania and you are not sure how many Romanian Leu you might bring, we can help you. Our customers usually exchange about 530 Euros in Romanian Leu. If you want to make an approximate calculation of the money you will need for your trip, you must take into account if, once in your destination, you have to pay for hotels, rental cars, excursions or tickets, or if you will simply have the expenses of the day, such as food, public transport or shopping.