||5 rubles 2008
Anthem of Transnistria
39 mm diameter, 33.85 g, silver 92.5%, flat edge |
Obverse: denomination "5 RUBLEI" (Cyrillic), 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: three gilded pages, on the first (numbered with 1 in the lower part) two flags and one coat of arms of Transnistria, inscription GOSUDARSTVENNYI GIMN PRIDNESTROVSKOI MOLDAVSKOI RESPUBLIKI meaning STATE ANTHEM OF THE TRANSNISTRIAN MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC, and the first part and the chorus of the anthem
Mintage: 1000 coins
Officially, the anthem of Transnistria has three versions: in Russian, in Ukrainian and in Romanian, the differences between the three being noticeable.
|The first part of the anthem and the chorus, variant in Russian, as it appears on the coin||The first part of the anthem and the chorus, translation of the Russian variant - taken from Wikipedia|
MY SLAVU POEM PRIDNESTROVIO,
ZDESI DRUJBA NARODOV KREPKA,
VELIKOI SYNOVNEI LIUBOVIO
MY SPAIANY S NIM NAVEKA.
VOSSLAVIM SADY I ZAVODY,
POSELKI, POLIA, GORODA -
V NIH DOLGIE SLAVNYE GODÎ
NA BLAGO OTCIZNY TRUDA.
PRONESEM CEREZ GODY
IMIA GORDOI STRANY
I RESPUBLIKE SVOBODY KAK PRAVDE,
MY BUDEM VERNY.
We sing the praises of Transnistria,
Where the friendship of peoples is strong.
We are connected to it for centuries to come
With great love as sons.
Let’s praise gardens and factories,
Settlements, fields and cities –
Much work effort has been put into them
For the sake of the Motherland.
Let's carry through the years
The name of the proud country.
We'll be faithful to the Republic of freedom
As to the truth.
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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.