||50 kopecks 2000||
19 mm diameter, 2.75 g, copper-zinc alloy, flat edge |
denomination "50 KOPEEK" (Cyrillic), laurel wreath
|Coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKAIA MOLDAVSKAIA RESPUBLIKA" (in Cyrillic and Russian) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC" and year 2000|
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.
The coin of 5 kopecks belongs to a series of coins comprising 1 kopeck, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kopecks. These coins were struck in Poland.
The coin pictured above was provided by Mark Lyons, a great friend of Romanian coins and also of ours.
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.