The National Bank of Romania (BNR) will issue a gold coin celebrating the anniversary of 135 years since the birth of Queen Marie of Romania. The coin will be available from November 15. Its face value is of RON 100 and the numismatic issue includes 1,000 coins. The selling price of the coin is of RON 1,380/coin, excluding VAT. The collector gold coins will be put into circulation through the branches of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iaşi and Timişoara.
Marie of Romania - Marie Alexandra Victoria, previously Princess Marie of Edinburgh- was a British Princess by birth and Romanian Queen by marriage. Princess Marie married Prince Ferdinand of Romania, nephew of King Carol I of Romania in Sigmaringen, Germany, on 10 January 1893. After the death of her husband in 1927, Queen Marie remained in Romania, writing books and her memoirs, The Story of My Life. She died in Peleş Castle on 18 July 1938, and was buried next to her husband in the Monastery of Curtea de Argeş.