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of the Tragedy in Romania and Transnistria

Conversion of Romanian Tender


Following is an official table of the Romanian tender -- the lei - to the value of the US $ extracted from R. L. Bidwell, Currency Conversion Tables, London: R. Collings, 1970, p 41-42.

January 1930 168.31 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1931 168.31 lei to 1 U.S. $
October 1931 169.23 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1932 166.67 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1933 169.64 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1934 109.00 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1935 98.38 lei to 1 U.S. $
August 1935 126.77 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1936 141.26 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1937 140.78 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1938 140.12 lei to 1 U.S. $
January 1938 140.12 lei to 1 U.S. $
There are no exchange rates available during the war.
February 1947 150,195 lei to 1 U.S. $
March 1947 225,195 lei to 1 U.S. $
June 1947 650,188 lei to 1 U.S. $
In July 1947 there was a revaluation of the leu.
August 1947 150.00 lei to 1 U.S. $
The above rate continued until October 1949, when the lei was linked to the ruble and revalued again.
February 1952 11.20 lei to 1 U.S. $


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