Currency Rates for Moldovan Leu
Bank Exchange Rates for Moldova - MDL - Moldovan Leu- Lei. The foreign exchange rates for Moldova also known as the ISO code MDL or the Moldovan Leu currency and as a symbol Lei.
Send Money Transfer to Moldova. Coins are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 Bani and banknotes are available in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 lei.
There is a wide range of different currencies in the world. Some of the are very famous, for example, the US dollar or euro, that is used in the majority of the states of European Union. However, there are many other currencies that are not so well-known, but still deserve attention. In this article we will tell you about one of such currencies. That is Moldovan Leu.
The history of Moldovan Leu
Moldovan Leu is a quite young currency. It was established in Moldova after the collapse of Soviet Union. Before there was used Soviet ruble. It is important to mention that in Transnistria, which is an unrecognized state located along the Dnestr river, the Transnistrian ruble is officially used.
Coins and banknotes
There are 7 types of coins, namely: 1 ban, 5 bani, 10 bani, 25 bani, 50 bani, 1 leu, 5 lei. The majority coins are made of aluminium, while the coins worth 1 leu and 5 lei are made of nickel clad steel.
Banknotes are curious, because they depict the most famous and beautiful sights located in Moldova. On their obverse there is located the image of famous Moldovan ruler Stephen III, one of the national heroes of the country, and on their reverse there are the most interesting objects of the country. The banknote worth 1 leu is yellow and has the image of Chapriana monastery on the reverse. This monastery is one of the oldest ones in the country; it was established in the end of 14th or in the beginning of 16th century. The banknote worth 5 lei is cyan and the image of St. Dumitru church located in Orhei on its reverse. The banknote worth 10 lei is red, having the picture of the Harjauca monastery, which is said to be one of the most beautiful ones in the county, on its reverse. The banknote worth 20 lei is green with an image of Soroca fort on its reverse. This fort is the brightest example of late medieval architecture in Moldova. The banknote worth 50 lei is pink, having the picture representing Harbovat monastery on its reverse. The banknote worth 100 lei is orange and has the image of Tighina fort on the reverse. The banknote worth 200 lei is purple, and on its reverse there is the image of the capital's city hall. The banknote worth 500 lei is orange and green, and its reverse represents Chisinau Cathedral, which is the main church of the Moldovan capital. Finally, the banknote worth 1 000 lei is blue, and its reverse depicts the Presidential Palace.
Now 1 Moldovan leu costs 0,055 USD, 0,048 EUR, 0,043 GBP. The exchange rate of leu is not pegged to any other currency, so it may significantly fluctuate.
GBP to MDL
Moldova used the Romanian leu between 1918 and 1944, apart from during 1940 and 1941, following the collapse of the Soviet Union;
Moldova created the temporary cupon currency, which the Moldovan leu replaced at a ratio of 1 leu: 1000 cupon. Bank Exchange Rates for Moldova. The foreign exchange rates for Moldovan Leu also known as the ISO code MDL. Send money transfer online with us with the cheapest options.