||50 roubles 2000 - 10 Years from the Formation of NMR||
33 mm diameter, 14.35 g, copper-nickel alloy, flat edge |
denomination "50 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK" (Cyrillic) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK"
|equestrian statue of Russian generalissimo Suvorov from downtown Tiraspol, good weather clouds above, below G. TIRASPOLI meaning T[own of] Tiraspol, inscription "DESEATI LET OBRAZOVANIIA PMR 1990 - 2000" (Cyrillic, in Russian) meaning "TEN YEARS FROM THE FORMATION OF NMR" (NMR - [Trans] Nistrian Moldavian Republic)|
About Russian generalissimo Suvorov
Aleksandr Vasilyevich Suvorov (1729 - 1880) was one of the greatest Russian military commanders. During the Russo-Turkish War that was waged between 1787 and 1792 he won the battle fought near the Walachian town of RÓmnicu S„rat, where the Russian and Austrian troops defeated the Turks. For this victory Suvorov received from czarina Catherine II the title of count and the surname Rymniksky. A statue of Suvorov is placed today in the village of Dragosloveni from Dumbr„veni commune near RÓmnicu S„rat (it is a copy made in 1959 of the statue erected by Russians in 1913; the original statue was moved in WW1 at Izmail, nowadays in Ukraine). Suvorov is considered to be the founder of Tiraspol city (in 1792).
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Because Transnistrian coins are held in their pockets and used as such by Romanian speaking Romanians on their native land.