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Year of the Family - 5 rubles 2008 - Transnistria Year of the Family - 5 rubles 2008 - Transnistria
39 mm diameter, 33.85 g, silver 92.5%, reeded edge
Obverse: denomination "5 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), gilded coat of arms of the self proclaimed republic of Transnistria (bearing hammer and sickle), inscription "PRIDNESTROVSKII RESPUBLIKANSKII BANK" (in Cyrillic and Russian) meaning "[TRANS] NISTRIAN REPUBLICAN BANK", year 2008, at left mintmarks, at right the silver fineness - Ag 925
Reverse: gilded image of the Romanov imperial family (after a vintage photo from 1913), inscription "GOD SEMII 2008" (Russian, Cyrillic letters) meaning "YEAR OF THE FAMILY", at right the coat of arms of the Czarist Empire

Mintage: 1000 coins

This is a coin issued by Transnistria. Knowing one might rightfully be wondering what is Transnistria about, we tried to depict on the site the issue as best as we could. Click the links below to clarify yourself.

Transnistria Then and Now | Transnistrian Coinage

For further information confront the Modern and contemporary history section inside the Brief and Comprehensive History of Romanians and Romania page.

Why Transnistrian Coins on Romanian Coins?

Because Transnistrian coins are held in their pockets and used as such by Romanian speaking Romanians on their native land.

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