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100 rubles 2006 - Cathedral of Archangel Michael of Rībniža - Transnistria 100 rubles 2006 - Cathedral of Archangel Michael of Rībniža - Transnistria
32 mm diameter, 14.14 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "100 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK" (in Cyrillic and Russian) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK", year 2006, below the silver fineness - 925
Reverse: inscription MIHAILO-ARHANGELISKII SOBOR (Cyrillic) meaning ARCHANGEL MICHAEL'S CATHEDRAL, year 2006, the cathedral of Rībniža, inscription G. RYBNITSA meaning T[own of] RĪBNIŽA

Issuing date: 20th of November 2006

Mintage: 500 coins

1000 roubles 2006 - Cathedral of Archangel Michael of Rībniža - Transnistria 1000 roubles 2006 - Cathedral of Archangel Michael of Rībniža - Transnistria
21 mm diameter, 8 g, gold 90%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "1000 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK" (in Cyrillic and Russian) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK", year 2006, below the gold fineness - Au 900
Reverse: inscription MIHAILO-ARHANGELISKII SOBOR (Cyrillic) meaning ARCHANGEL MICHAEL' CATHEDRAL, year 2006, the cathedral of Rībniža, inscription G. RYBNITSA meaning T[own of] RĪBNIŽA

Mintage: 100 coins

The coin belongs to the Orthodox Churches of Transnistria series, that comprises several gold and silver coins. The reconstruction of the cathedral of Rībniža was finished in 2006. The church is consecrated to the Saint Archangel Michael, saint patron of the city.

During the second world war, a time when Transnistria was under Romanian administration, the church was reopened. "Today the 2nd of November 1941, Year of Salvation since Christ one thousand nine hundred forty one, the Holy cathedral Church of the city of Rībniža has been sanctified, with the consecration of the Saint Archangel Michael. This church was defiled by the apocalyptical red beast of Bolshevism and turned into theater." (Citation from the sanctifying act, published by Rodica Solovei in book "Activitatea Guvernćmāntului Transnistriei īn domeniul social-economic ŗi cultural (19 august 1941 - 29 ianuarie 1944)" [Activity of Transnistrian Government in the Socioeconomic and Cultural Domain (August 19th 1941 - January 29th 1944), Iaŗi, 2004, page 135].)


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