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  • 10 Kopecks 2000, KM# 3, Transnistria (Pridnestrovie)
  • 10 Kopecks 2000, KM# 3, Transnistria (Pridnestrovie)

Transnistria also called Transdniester, Trans-Dniestr, Transdniestria, or Pridnestrovie, is a self-proclaimed republic on a strip of land between the River Dniester and the border with Ukraine, recognised only by three non-United Nations (UN) states. The region is considered by the UN to be part of Moldova. The PMR controls most of the territory to the east of the River Dniester, and also the city of Bender and its surrounding localities on the west bank, in the historical region of Bessarabia.


The State Emblem (version with initials) of the Transnistrian Moldovan Republic surrounded by the inscription "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic". Date below.

The coat of arms of Transnistria constitutes a remodeled version of the former Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic emblem, as substituted by the internationally recognized Moldovan government after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. The only major pictorial change made in the Transnistrian device involved the addition of waves, representing the River Dniester. But the inscription on the red banner changed: unlike the Moldavian SSR emblem, which bore the acronym "РССМ" (for "Moldavian Soviet Socialist Republic") and the USSR state slogan "Workers of the world, unite!" in the Russian and Moldavian languages, the Transnistrian emblem bears the initials of the name "Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic" in the Moldovan (PMH, Република Молдовеняскэ Нистрянэ), Russian (ПМР, Приднестровская Молдавская Республика) and Ukrainian (ПМР, Придністровська Молдавська Республіка) languages. Despite the emblem's depiction of the Hammer and Sickle, Transnistria is not a Socialist State.



An embossed image of the figure 10 in the frame of two wheat ears. The inscription “КОПЕЕК” (kopecks in Cyrillic) is below the denomination.


Material Aluminium
Weight 1 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.5 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Warsaw Mint (M/W)

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