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Red Book - wildcat and green woodpecker
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24.5 mm diameter, 13.5 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge
year 2001, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue denomination "10 LEI"
inside an inner linear circle a wildcat in its habitat, circular inscription · CARTEA ROȘIE · PISICĂ SĂLBATICĂ · FELIS SILVESTRIS meaning "RED BOOK WILDCAT" (the scientific name being written with cursive capital letters)

Issuing date: 5th of November 2001

Maximum mintage: 1000 coins

24.5 mm diameter, 13.5 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge
year 2001, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue denomination "10 LEI"
inside an inner linear circle a green woodpecker on a tree trunk, circular inscription · CARTEA ROȘIE · CIOCĂNITOARE VERDE · PICUS VIRIDIS meaning "RED BOOK GREEN WOODPECKER" (the scientific name being written with cursive capital letters)

Issuing date: 5th of November 2001

Maximum mintage: 1000 coins


The Red Book series comprises the following 10 lei silver coins (over to June 2018):

- wildcat and green woodpecker in 2001,

- black stork and European mink in 2003,

- pine marten in 2004,

- imperial eagle in 2005,

- great bustard in 2006,

- European ground squirrel in 2007 and

- white waterlily in 2008.

The series also comprises the following 50 lei coins:

- Eurasian spoonbill in 2011,

- otter and lady's slipper in 2012,

- mute swan and Coenagrion mercuriale damselfly in 2013,

- glossy ibis and the peony Paeonia peregrina in 2014,

- European pond turtle in 2015,

- red-breasted goose in 2016,

- Dianthus deltoides - maiden pink in 2018 (2017).

About the Red Book

The Red Book is the name of a list with endangered animals and plants. The Red List of Threatened Species was created in 1963 by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources - IUCN, an international organization located in Switzerland. The list elaborated in the Soviet Union was named the Red Book. Nowadays the former Soviet republics have their own Red Books.


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