The National Bank of Moldova (NBM) celebrates the National Currency Day on November 29. The Moldovan leu was put into circulation in the Republic of Moldova 30 years ago. In his congratulatory message, NBM Governor Octavian Armașu noted that the introduction of the national currency was the first step towards a market economy, initial economic reforms and the primary expression of an independent monetary policy, IPN reports.
“The Moldovan leu became the national currency of the newly created modern Republic of Moldova shortly after the proclamation of its independence. Since then, it has undergone countless tests of strength, but each time it managed to maintain and strengthen the confidence of its citizens. The Moldovan leu has established its role as a means of payment enshrined in the Constitution, and the National Bank has the necessary experience to ensure its resilience and maintain a stable and reliable banking sector,” said Octavian Armașu.
In this anniversary year of the Moldovan leu, the NBM organizes several events, including a trip on the “Road of Money”. This is a financial education event that is very popular with children and young people, as finance has become a topic of great interest for many of them. The journey will start at the central bank and end at commercial banks, giving visitors the opportunity to find out how money circulates, and how it reaches the economy or consumers.
Also, the National Bank of Moldova, in cooperation with the National Museum of History of Moldova, stages excursions dedicated to the anniversary of the Moldovan leu from 25 to 30 November 2023. When entering the Museum, visitors will be given a ticket that ensures free access to all the halls, including the “Treasures of the Past” exhibition, which presents gold and silver relics.
The anniversary events will end with an official ceremony in which the winners of the “Discover the monuments on Moldovan lei banknotes” competition will be announced.