The Back of the 500000 Lei polymer Banknote issued in 2000 shows a Vlaicu II Airplane design.
Portrait of George Enescu
The Front of the 50 Lei (or “Cincizeci Lei”) Banknote shows the portrait of aircraft maker Aurel Vlaicu (1882-1913). There is also an Edelweiss flower (Leontopodium alpinum) and a stylised airplane propeller. The size of this Banknote is 140 mm x 77 mm (similar to the size of the 50 Euro Banknotes) and its colour is yellow.
The Back of the 50 Lei (or “Cincizeci Lei”) Banknote shows the head of a golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos). A Vlaicu II Airplane design and an outline of an engine section are also seen on this face.
Ion Luca Caragiale (13.02.1852- 09.06.1912): was a great Romanian playwright, short story writer, poet, theatre manager, political commemtator and journalist. He is considered to be one of the greatest Romanian playwrights and writers, humorist, satirist, a leading member of “Junimea”, (a literary society). His works covered Neoclassicism, Realism and Naturalism and built up a synthesis between foreign and local influences).
Lucian Blaga (09.05.1895 – 06.05.1961): was a Romanian Poet, philosopher and playwright. He was an important contributor to Romanian culture of the interbellum period). He refused to express his support to the Communist Government in 1948 and was dismissed from his teaching assignments at the University of Cluj. He was prohibited from publishing new books and was allowed to publish translations only. In 1956, he was nominated for the Nobel Prize for Literature, but the Romanian Communist Government opposed this nomination, because he was considered an idealist philosopher and his poems were forbidden until 1962).
The Hamagian Thinker