||50 lei 2014 (2015) - Mărțișorul||
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"
|inscription MĂRȚIȘORUL, inside inner linear circle a "mărțișor" placed over a vertically divided field (at left, white - winter, at right - springtime), following the rim six snowflakes (at left) and six suns (at right), all these elements signifying the end of winter and the beginning of a new spring
Issuing date: 23rd of February 2015
Mintage: 1000 coins
The coin belongs to the Holidays, culture, traditions series. Although it bears the year 2014, the coin was released in 2015.
The Holidays, culture, traditions series is composed (until present, May 2017) the following 50 lei silver coins:
- pottery in 2007,
- cooperage in 2008,
- weaving in 2009,
- traditional musical instruments in 2010,
- carroling - colindul in 2011,
- Miorița ballad in 2012,
- plugușorul [Little Plough] in 2013,
- mărțișorul in 2015,
- hora in 2016
In 2013 the series was enriched with a silver 100 lei coin: Guguță - literary character.
To the same series belongs a nickel plated brass coin - 10 lei 2003 - Celebration of the Wine.