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100 roubles 2012
Hotin Fortress
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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 2012, at left mintmarks (MMD and a head of a Russian woman - possibly the Russian hallmark for silver jewelry), at right the silver fineness - Ag 925
Reverse: an image of Hotin fortress, at left River Nistru, a socket with gem engraved with legend X-XVIII VEK (Cyrillic letters, VEK meaning century), a ribbon with the inscription HOTINSKAIA KREPOSTI (Russian, Cyrillic letters) meaning FORTRESS OF HOTIN, below inscription DREVNIE KREPOSTI NA DNESTRE (Cyrillic, Russian) meaning OLD FORTRESSES ON NISTRU

Mintage: 250 coins

The Fortress of Hotin is represented also on a 5 hryvnia coin struck in 2002 by Ukraine.

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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