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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 2006, at left mintmarks, at right Ag 925, the silver fineness
inscription FĂT-FRUMOS, Făt-Frumos astride, with a sword in the right hand, striking the dragon, Romanian inscription in Cyrillic letters "PE MOTIVELE POVEȘTILOR POPULARE MOLDOVENEȘTI" meaning "ON THE MOTIFS OF MOLDAVIAN FOLKLORIC FAIRY TALES" (both inscriptions in Romanian, with Cyrillic letters)

Mintage: 1000 coins
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 2006, at left mintmarks, at right Ag 925, the silver fineness
inscription JAR-PTITSA meaning FIERY BIRD, story scene, inscription PO MOTIVAM RUSSKIH NARODNYH SKAZOK, meaning ON THE MOTIFS OF RUSSIAN FOLKLORIC FAIRY TALES (both inscriptions in Russian)

Mintage: 1000 coins
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 2006, at left mintmarks, at right Ag 925, the silver fineness
inscription IVASIK-TELESIK, story scene, inscription ZA MOTIVAMI UKRAINSIKIH NARODNIH KAZOK, meaning ON THE MOTIFS OF UKRAINIAN FOLKLORIC FAIRY TALES (both inscriptions in Ukrainian)

Mintage: 1000 coins

The series comprises three 100 rouble silver coins, all issued in 2006.

The first coin on the page features the best known Romanian fairytale, the one with Făt Frumos (the equivalent of Prince Charming), a time-old traditional story existent in all Romanian provinces (Moldavia, Walachia and Transylvania).

The Făt Frumos coin is the only Transnistrian (until 2013) with the legend written in Romanian.

The scene that illustrates the Firebird's fairy tale (spread at Slavic peoples, therefore to Russians also) is the work of Russian artist Ivan Yakovlevich Bilibin (1876-1942). The original painting - oil on canvas - is named "Ivan Tsarevich Catching the Firebird's Feather" and was made in 1899.

Near the year positioning two small signs are placed, detailed in the nearby picture. One of them is the monogram MMD, that shows that the coin was struck at Moscow. MMD is a short for Moskovskii Monetnyi Dvor, meaning Moscow Mint.

The second sign is a medalion with a female face. The meaning of the face is unknown to us.


This is a coin issued by Transnistria. Knowing one might rightfully be wondering what is Transnistria about, we tried to depict on the site the issue as best as we could. Click the links below to clarify yourself.


Transnistria Then and Now | Transnistrian Coinage

For further information confront the Modern and contemporary history section inside the Brief and Comprehensive History of Romanians and Romania page.


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.


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