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21 mm diameter, 8 g, gold 90%, flat edge
Obverse: denomination "3 RUBLIA" (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 2007, below the gold fineness - 900
Reverse: coat of arms of the city of Tiraspol during the times of Czarist Empire, inscription TIRASPOL (with Cyrillic letters), three ornaments and a ribbon with year 1792, the very year when the city was founded

Mintage: 100 coins

The coin belongs to a series comprising coins with coat of arms. From the same series are the silver coins with the coat of arms of the cities of Tighina, Tiraspol, Grigoriopol and Rībniža, the last three placed on the left bank of Nistru River.

But for Grigoriopol, there are also gold variants of the silver coins. On Romanian coins site the 3 rubles coins struck in gold with the coat of arms of Tighina and Rībniža are also presented.

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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