ROMANIA proof set 2003


ROMANIA, REPUBLIC, proof set, 2003, KM-PS6, the sleeve and the folder cover self-identify as “mint set” but inside the folder the coins are described as “Proof.”

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Modern Romania began to emerge from the Ottoman Empire in the mid-19th century, independence coming in stages. It was created as a constitutional monarchy. Successive kings had more absolutist thoughts. Played both sides in World War I and came out ahead. Played with the Nazis in World War II and got burned by the Soviets. Doing better than that these days.

Modern Romania is ancient Dacia, more or less. The Romanian language is fairly close to its ancestor, Latin. There are a number of ethnic groups that have, historically, picked on each other when they were on top.

The political arrangements that resulted in the nations of modern Europe began to emerge out of local autonomy starting in the 7th century AD or so. Europe, for our purposes, stretches from Greenland to somewhere in Russia. Collectors of Europe would likely include Russia. Collectors of Asia, even though about 2/3 of Russia is in Asia, probably not.

By “Modern World Coins” we mean here, generally, the round, flat, shiny metal objects that people have used for money and still do. “Modern,” though, varies by location. There was some other way they were doing their economies, and then they switched over to “modern coins,” then they went toward paper money, now we’re all going toward digital, a future in which kids look at a coin and say “What’s that?” We’ll say: “We used to use those to buy things.” Kids will ask “How?” The main catalog reference is the Standard Catalog of World Coins, to which the KM numbers refer.