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32 mm diameter, 14.14 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "10 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 2008
Reverse: a Russian sturgeon, a book - the Red Book, with the left page reminding the flag of Transnistria, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "OSETR RUSSKII" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "RUSSIAN STURGEON", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the owl, ACIPENSER GUELDENSTAEDTII and the names of the scientists that described the species for the first time, BRONDT ET ROTZEBURG

Mintage: 500 coins
32 mm diameter, 14.14 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "10 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 2008
Reverse: one Eurasian eagle owl standing on a branch and another one flying, a book - the Red Book, with the left page reminding the flag of Transnistria, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "FILIN" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "EURASIAN EAGLE OWL", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the owl, BUBO BUBO

Mintage: 500 coins
32 mm diameter, 14.14 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "10 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 2008
Reverse: the image of an otter on a river bank, a book - the Red Book, with the left page reminding the flag of Transnistria, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "VIDRA" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "OTTER", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the otter, LUTRA LUTRA

Mintage: 500 coins
 
  Reverse: Bieberstein's tulip, a plant and a detail with the flower, a book - the Red Book, with the left page reminding the flag of Transnistria, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "TIOLIPAN BIBERSTEINA" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "BIEBERSTEIN'S TULIP", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the plant, TULIPA BIEBERSTEINIANA

Mintage: 500 coins

The coin featuring the Russian sturgeon is the single one of the Red book series that have inscribed, besides the scientific name, the names of the biologists that described the species. Acipenser gueldenstaedtii was described in 1833 by the German biologists Johann Friedrich von Brandt (director of the Zoology Department of the Science Academy of Sankt-Petersburg) and Julius Theodor Christian Ratzeburg. Why the names appear on the coin with O instead of A is a mistery - possibly one of the numerous errors made by the small bank of Transnistria.


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Transnistria Then and Now | Transnistrian Coinage

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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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