||50 lei 2014 - National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History - 125 Years||
30 mm diameter, 16.5 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
year 2014, 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"
|façade of the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in Chișinău,
inscriptions "MUZEUL NAȚIONAL DE ETNOGRAFIE ȘI ISTORIE NATURALĂ" and "125 ANI" meaning "NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ETHNOGRAPHY AND NATURAL HISTORY" and "125 YEARS"
Issuing date: 21st of July 2014
Mintage: 500 coins
The coin belongs to Historical events series.
About the National Museum of Ethnography and Natural History in Chișinău
In 1889 the Zemstvo of Basarabia (zemstvo was a form of elected local assembly, with fairly low responsibilities) made an agricultural and industrial exhibit. The museum of the Zemstvo of Basarabia was organized with that occasion, and a some of the objects shown were transferred to the museum. During its history the museum bore various names. The actual name was given in 1991.
The oriental style building that appears on the coin has been specially built for the museum, being inaugurated in 1906. The project of the building was made by the Moldavian architect Vladimir Țiganco.