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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 soprano plazing the role of the young Cio-Cio-san, years 1935 and 2012, inscription MARIA BIEȘU

Issuing date: 2nd of November 2015

Mintage: 500 coins

The coin belongs to the series "Famous Women".

Maria Bieșu appears on the coin in Japanese attire as she won (in 1967) the title "Best Cio-Cio-san" in a contest held in Japan. This as the first major international success of the artist. Cio-Cio-san is a character in the famous opera Madama Butterfly by Giacomo Puccini.

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