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International reserves,
February 2019
On 28 February2019, the National Bank of Romania’s foreign exchange reserves stood at EUR  
32,491million, compared to EUR31,922 million on 31 January 2019.

During the month, the following flows were recorded:

EUR 1,195 million worth of inflows representing changes in credit institutions’foreign currency-
denominate drequired reserves, inflows into the Ministry of Public Finance’saccounts, inflows into the  
European Commission’s account (EUR 696 million), and other; EUR 626 million worth of outflows  
representing changes in credit institutions’ foreign currency-denominated required reserves, interest  
payments and principal repayments on foreign currency public debt ,and other.  

The gold stock remained unchanged at 103.7 tonnes. However, following the change in the international  
price of gold, its value amounted to EUR 3,873 million.

On 28 February 2019,Romania’sinternational reserves (foreign currencies and gold) stood at EUR 36,364  
million, compared to EUR 35,765 million on 31 January 2019.

During March 2019, the payments due on the foreign currency-denominated public and publicly  
guaranteed debt amount to approximately EUR 113 million.

Notes:

The series of indicators (available from April 2005) can be accessed in different formats (html, xls, xml  
and csv) in the interactive database at: http://www.bnr.ro/Interactive-database-1107.aspx

The next press release on international reserves will be issued on 1 April2019. See the release calendar  
at: http://www.bnr.ro/News-calendar-3204.aspx

Press release archive: http://www.bnr.ro/Press-Releases--International-Reserves-4153.aspx

Pursuant to the provisions of Law No. 312/2004 on the Statute of the National Bank of Romania,

as of

18 March 2019

, the National Bank of Romania will put into circulation, for numismatic purposes,

a gold coin and a brass collector coin dedicated to 550 years since the consecration of the Putna

Monastery’s church.


The coins have the following characteristics:

Obverse of the gold coin:

an image of the Putna Monastery’s church, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “100 LEI”, the coat of arms of Romania, the inscription “PUTNA” and the year of issue “2019”.


Obverse of the brass collector coin:

an image of the Putna Monastery’s church, the inscription “ROMANIA” in an arc, the face value “50 Bani”, the coat of arms of Romania, the inscription “PUTNA” and the year of issue “2019”.


Reverse (common to the gold coin and the brass collector coin):

the portrait of ruler Stefan cel Mare and the inscription “STEFAN CEL MARE” in an arc.

Numismatic purposes dedicated to 550  years sinse the consecration of the Putna Monastery's church
The gold and brass collector coins are individually housed in transparent plastic capsules and are  
accompanied by leaflets featuring a presentation of the numismatic issue in Romanian, English and  
French. Each leaflet comes with a certificate of authenticity bearing the signatures of the Governor and  
the Chief Cashier of the National Bank of Romania.                                                                         
The mintage is:
- 500 gold coins;
- 10,000 brass collector coins.
The selling prices are as follows:
- lei 1,815, VAT excluded, for the gold coin, including the leaflet;
- lei 10, VAT excluded, for the brass collector coin with face value of bani 50.
The gold and brass collector coins, dedicated to 550 years since the consecration of the Putna  
Monastery’s church, are legal tender on the territory of Romania.
The gold and brass collector coins dedicated to 550 years since the consecration of the Putna  
Monastery’s church will be put into circulation, for numismatic purposes, through the regional branches  
of the National Bank of Romania in Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, Iasi and Timisoara.