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100 lei 2000
100 years from the birth of Ștefan Neaga
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37 mm diameter, 31.1 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge
denomination "100 LEI", year 2000, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia
the bust of the composer, lyre and a fragment of a staff with some musical signs, circular inscription 1900 ȘTEFAN NEAGA 1951, the years being separated from the name by one small rhombus

The coin was struck at the Czech Mint, having a maximum mintage of 1000 pieces.

About composer Ștefan Neaga

Between 1915 and 1919 he studied at the School of music at Chișinău - nowadays the College of music "Ștefan Neaga". Between 1922 and 1927 he studied - with interruptions - at the Royal Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in Bucharest, and between 1937 and 1939 he studied at Paris. In his compositions Ștefan Neaga was influenced by the Romanian folklore, especially by the one from the region of Moldavia.

He worked as professional pianist in Bucharest, between 1919 and 1927. In 1919 and 1920 he was member in the music band of the renowned Romanian artist Grigoraș Dinicu.

Ștefan Neaga wrote the music of the anthem of the Socialist Soviet Republic of Moldavia.

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