Moldova 10-LEI (KM-new)

Aurochs

Moldova issued a new coin family in 2018, consisting of four coins that together form the image of the head of an aurochs.

An aurochs is an extinct species of very large wild cattle, and is the ancestor of all modern day cows. It is also one of two unofficial national animal emblems of Moldova. (The other is the sheep.) On the new 10-lei bimetallic coin, we have the aurochs' nose and mouth.

Huge thanks to Maria for donating this coin!

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Diameter
25.3 mm
Composition
Brass-clad steel in nickel-clad steel ring
Catalogue #
Obverse Legend
REPUBLICA MOLDOVA
Reverse Legend
10 LEI

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