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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 2007, at left mintmarks, at right Ag 925, the silver fineness
Reverse: the image of the general, next the Russian coat of arms of the city of Tighina (Bender) and, on a sheet of paper, an image of the fortress of Tighina, inscription "GENERAL - ANŠEF PANIN P.I." meaning "GENERAL IN CHIEF P.I. PANIN", years 1721-1789 and, on a ribbon, "ROSSIA V ISTORII PRIDNESTROVIA" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian), meaning "RUSSIA IN THE HISTORY OF (TRANS)NISTRIA"

Mintage: 300 coins

The coin belongs to a series named "Russia in the history of (Trans)Nistria". The series also comprises the 100 rubles 2007 coins with field marshal Pyotr Rumyantsev and field marshal Grigory Potyomkin, the 100 ruble 2008 coin with field marshal Peter Wittgenstein and a 5 rubles coin from 2009 with Russian Empress Catherine II.

About General Panin

Piotr Ivanovich Panin advanced in the Russian Army over to the rank of "general-in-chief" (from the French général en chef - only two military ranks were higher at that time in Russia - general-field marshal and generalissimus).

Panin started his military career in 1735. He fought in the Seven Years' War (1756-1763, when he was already major general), and in the Russo-Turkish War from 1768-1774. In 1760 he participated to the capturing of Berlin. He was senator of the Russian Empire, and in 1767 he also received the rank of count. In 1770, on the 26th of September, he conquered the fortress of Bender (Tighina) from the Turks. In 1774 he commanded the troops sent against the rebel army of Pugachev.

Near the year 2007 are placed two small signs, 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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