||50 lei 2015 - Pommer Manor in Țaul||
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 building, inscriptions CONACE BOIEREȘTI and POMMER MANOR
Issuing date: 2nd of November 2015
Mintage: 500 coins
The coin belongs to the series "Manor Houses".
Andrei Pommer (1851 - 1912) did well in the banking industry, at a time being director of one of the largest banks in the Czarist Empire. He was descendant of the French subject Anton (Antoine?) Pommer (~1778 - 1828), who had come to Odesa for retail trading. In 1881 Pommer married Alexandra (1861 - ?), one of the daughters of Moldavian nobleman Ioan Bogdan (1816 - 1900) from Cuhurești - hence his connection to Moldavia on the left bank of Prut River.
Pommer built a house at Odesa (a real palace), and later moved to Sankt Petersburg. Around 1900's he bought an estate at Țaul, where he built the stately mansion house featured on the coin. Around the mansion house a dendrological park was planted stretching over several tens of hectars.