||50 lei 2015 - Wooden Church "Dormition" from the Village Museum in Chișinău||
30 mm diameter, 16.5 g, 99.9% silver, grained edge
year 2015, 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"
|an image of the church, circular inscription "BISERICA DE LEMN • ADORMIREA MAICII DOMNULUI • meaning "WOODEN CHURCH DORMITION OF THE MOTHER OF GOD"
Issuing date: 2nd of November 2015
Mintage: 500 coins
The coin belongs to the series "Holy Places" [Buildings].
About the Wooden Church "Dormition"
The church was built in 1642 at the Hîrjauca Monastery, as founded by yeomen from the Hirișeni village next to the borough of Telenești. In 1821 the church was moved to Hirișeni, where it served as parish church and then as cemetery chapel.
This beautiful and stately wooden church - 27 meters in height - reached the Village Museum in Chișinău in 2009. In 2011, after restoration, the church was consecrated again.