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5 Lei

Features

Country Moldova
Type Common coin
Year 2018
Value 5 Lei
MDL = 0.29 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic Nickel plated Steel center in Brass plated Steel ring
Weight 7.1 g
Diameter 24.4 mm
Thickness 2.25 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Obverse

In the middle, part of Moldavian Bull's Head (Capul de Bour) keeping an eight-pointed star beneath a crown. An the right, a heraldic rose and at the left the Coat of Arms of Moldova.
At the top, the country name "REPUBLICA MOLDOVA".

Lettering: REPUBLICA MOLDOVA

Reverse

"5 LEI" in the middle, beneath, the year of issue, part of the Coat of Arms on the entire coin. At the top is the hologram switching between "R" and "M" ( from "Republic of Moldova").
"BNM" three times at the top of "5".

Lettering:
R/M
LEI 5
BNM BNM BNM
2018

Edge

Five sections with reeds.

Comments

New issue february 2018
By putting together the four coins, one obtains on the obverse side the stylised image of the coat of arms of the Moldavian Principality, inserted in a quatrefoil, combining medieval heraldic elements: the aurochs’ head, seen frontally, with;

    The crescent - on the 1-leu coin,
    The sun – on the 2-lei coin,
    The star, the princely crown above the aurochs’ horns and the heraldic rose – on the 5-lei coin, and
    The princely dynastic shield – on the 10-lei coin.


On the reverse side, the assembling of coins recreates the State coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova.

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