||100 roubles 2005 - Griffon Vulture - Fauna of Transnistria||
32 mm diameter, 14.14 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge |
denomination "100 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK" (Cyrillic) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK", year 2005, under the year 925, the silver fineness
a griffon vulture on a rock, inscription BELOGOLOVYI SIP (in Russian, with Cyrillic letters) meaning WHITE HEADED GRIFFON, and GYPS FULVUS, the scientific name of the species|
Mintage: 500 coins
This coin belongs to the Fauna of Transnistria series, that comprises the following 100 rubles silver coins: hoopoe (2003), roe deer (2004), griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus, 2005), swallowtail (Papilio machaon, 2006) and stag beetle (Lucanus cervus, 2006).
Once a common presence throughout the Old World, Gyps fuvus is now just an occasional visitor in Romania thanks to its migratory habits.
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Why Transnistrian Coins on Romanian Coins?
Because Transnistrian coins are held in their pockets and used as such by Romanian speaking Romanians on their native land.