This 20-leu note commemorates Ecaterinei Teodoroiu, a heroine of Romania who fought and died in World War I. It was introduced on 1 December 2021, when the country celebrates its national day. It is the first legal tender Romanian banknote which features a female personality.
B293 (PNL): 20 lei (US$6.00)
Olive green. Front: Romanian text; coat of arms; bugle and Military Virtue medal; infantry weapon insignia as registration device; crocus flowers (Crocus flavus); BNR monogram; badge of the Romanian Scouts Association; Catherine Teodoroiu wearing uniform; fleur-de-lis. Back: Romanian text; BNR monogram; winged Victory holding sword, from Victory Medal; Mausoleum of Mărăşeşti; fleur-de-lis; infantry weapon insignia; bugle and Military Virtue medal; BNR monogram. Simulated solid security thread. Watermark (shadow image): Ecaterina Teodoroiu; BNR monogram. Printer: (Oesterreichische Banknoten- und Sicherheitsdruckerei). 136 x 77 mm. Polymer (Guardian).
a. 1 decembre 2021 / (20)21. Sig. Isarescu/Nitu. Intro: 01.12.2021.