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Imperial Eagle - Red Book Series
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24.5 mm diameter, 13.5 g, 92.5% silver, flat edge
year 2008, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDAVIA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue denomination "10 LEI"
imperial eagle on a branch of a tree, circular inscription · ACVILĂ IMPERIALĂ · CARTEA ROȘIE · AQUILA HELIACA meaning "IMPERIAL EAGLE RED BOOK" (the scientific name being written with cursive capital letters)

Issuing date: 29th of August 2005

Maximum mintage: 500 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 eastern imperial eagle

The eastern imperial eagle has a wingspread of two meters and a body of 80 centimeters in length. The bird nests in trees and hunts rodents and birds. It is a species rarely seen in Romania.


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