Romania 2 Bani 1868 Prince Carol


Country Romania
Year 1868
Name Romania 2 Bani 1868 Prince Carol
Denomination 2 Bani
Type of Issue: Definitive
Theme Prince Carol 1
Color Orange
Watermark Unwatermarked
Printing Method Lithographed
Perforation type: Imperforate
Tagging n/a
Description Carol I, born Prince Karl of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was the ruler of Romania from 1866 to 1914. He was elected Ruling Prince (Domnitor) of the Romanian United Principalities on 20 April 1866 after the overthrow of Alexandru Ioan Cuza by a palace coup. After the defeat of the Ottoman Empire in the Russo-Turkish War, he declared Romania a sovereign nation in 1878. He was proclaimed King of Romania on 26 March 1881.