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Red Book - black stork and European mink
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24.5 mm diameter, 13.5 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge
denomination "10 LEI", year 2003
inside an inner linear circle two black storks, one sitting on the ground and one flying, circular inscription · CARTEA ROȘIE · COCOSTÎRC NEGRU ♦ CICONIA NIGRA meaning "RED BOOK BLACK STORK" (the scientific name being written with cursive capital letters)

Issuing date: 20th of August 2003

Maximum mintage: 500 coins



inside an inner linear circle an European mink on a river bank, circular inscription · CARTEA ROȘIE · NURCĂ EUROPEANĂ · MUSTELA LUTREOLA meaning "RED BOOK EUROPEAN MINK" (the scientific name being written with cursive capital letters)

Issuing date: 20th of August 2003

Maximum mintage: 500 coins


We do not have pictures of the obverses of the Red Book series of 10 lei silver coins. The design is the one common to almost all Moldavian anniversary coins. It is similar to the obverse of 10 lei 2003 - Celebration of the Vine.

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).

Several essays for these coins are known.

24.5 mm diameter, ? g, aluminum, flat edge  
24.5 mm diameter, ? g, tombac, flat edge  

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