Moldova 5-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 5-lei bimetallic coin, we have the aurochs' horns, and its mop of hair on the top of the head.

Huge thanks to Maria for donating this coin!

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Diameter
24.4 mm
Composition
Nickel-clad steel in brass-clad steel ring
Catalogue #
Obverse Legend
REPUBLICA MOLDOVA
Reverse Legend
LEI 5

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