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coat of arms of Rībniža
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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, below the silver fineness - 925
Reverse: coat of arms of the city of Rībniža, with the year of the first mentioning of the city - 1628, inscription RYBNITSA (in Russian, with Cyrillic letters), ornaments

Mintage: 500 coins
21 mm diameter, 8 g, gold 90%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "30 RUBLIA" (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, below the gold fineness - 900
Reverse: coat of arms of the city of Rībniža, with the year of the first mentioning of the city - 1628, inscription RYBNITSA (in Russian, with Cyrillic letters), ornaments

Mintage: 100 coins

The coin represents the coat of arms of the city of Rībniža. It belongs to a series comprising coins with coat of arms. From the same series are the coins with the coat of arms of the cities of Tighina (Bender), Tiraspol and Grigoriopol, the last two placed in Transnistria, on the left bank of River Nistru.

There are also gold variants of these silver coins. On Romanian coins another piece in gold can be seen: 3 roubles 2008 with the coat of arms of Tighina.

About Rībniža

Rībniža is a town on the left bank of River Nistru, belonging to the Republic of Moldova. Nowadays it fell in the separatist zone of the Transnistrian self proclaimed Moldavian republic. At 1628 Rībniža was part of Polish kingdom, being a village inhabited by Moldavians. The coat of arms of Rībniža depicts Archangel Michael, wearing plate armor, with the sword in the right hand and with a shield in the left hand. The Orthodox church Arhangel Michael of Rībniža is depicted on two Transnistrian coins, silver 100 rubles and golden 1000 rubles, both issued in 2006.

As a toponym, Rībniža is an old Romanian word meaning fishing pond. It is Slavic originated (from Slavic rība - ryba, fish). Two important Romanian cities exist in Walachia, their names having the same meaning the same linguistic origin . Their name has evolved in the shape of Rīmnic.


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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