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10 roubles 2009 - Mute Swan - Red Book - Transnistria 10 roubles 2009 - Mute Swan - Red Book - Transnistria
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 2009, at left mintmarks, at right the silver fineness - Ag925
Reverse: a mute swan, a book - the Red Book, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "LEBEDI SHIPUN" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "MUTE SWAN", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the swan, CYGNUS OLOR; near letter L from OLOR ensign

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 2009, at left mintmarks, at right the silver fineness - Ag925
Reverse: common snowdrops, a book - the Red Book, inscriptions "KRASNAIA KNIGA PRIDNESTROVIIA" and "PODSNEJNIK SNEJNYI" (with Cyrillic letters, in Russian) meaning "RED BOOK OF [TRANS]NISTRIA" and "SNOW SNOWDROP", and, with Latin letters, the scientific name of the common snowdrop, GALANTHUS NIVALIS L.
near letter H from GALANTHUS ensign

Mintage: 500 coins

The scientific name of the common snowdrop on the coin is Galanthus nivalis L. - where L is the initial letter of the name of the Swedish scientist Linné, who described the species in 1753.


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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