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30 mm diameter, 16.5 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
year 2012, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDAVIA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue horizontal line and denomination "50 LEI"
bust of the writer, inscription ION CREANGĂ and years 1837 and 1889, written as fraction

Issuing date: 21st of June 2012

Mintage: 2000 coins

28 mm diameter, 15.5 g, 99.9% gold, grained edge
year 2012, circular inscription REPUBLICA MOLDOVA meaning "REPUBLIC OF MOLDAVIA" and the coat of arms of the Republic of Moldavia, in exergue horizontal line and denomination "100 LEI"
Stephen the Great with crown and scepter, inscription "555 de ani de la urcarea pe tron a lui Ștefan cel Mare și Sfânt" written on six rows, meaning "555 years since the ascension to the throne of Stephen the Great and the Holy"

Issuing date: 21st of June 2012

Mintage: 1000 coins


The coins belong to the Personalities series.

Stephen the Great also appears on other coins issued by the Republic of Moldavia: 100 lei 2000 - 525 years from the battle of Vaslui and 100 lei 2004 - 500 years since his death.

The great Moldavian voivod is also present on several Romanian coins: 500 lei 1941 - Liberation of the enthralled Moldavia, 20 lei 1991, 5000 lei 2004 - Stephen the Great's Death Quincentenary and 10 lei 2008 - Voroneț Monastery.


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