The National Bank of Moldova puts into circulation five commemorative coins as a means of payment and for numismatic purposes. The “Personalities” series is supplemented by two commemorative coins, while the “Others” series – by three coins, IPN reports.
One of the commemorative coins is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the birth of Igor Vieru – a painter, graphic artist, teacher, scenographer, whose creation constitutes an important landmark in the recording and promotion of popular culture and traditions. Another coin celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of Alexei Shchusev – an architect, historian and art theorist, one of the best modernist architects, known for his projects inspired by religious themes, among them the Church of the Holy Trinity in Cuhurestii de Sus, and a number of buildings included in the General Plan for the Reconstruction of Chisinau (1945-1949). The silver coins have a face value of 50 lei and a mintage of 250 units.
The next three coins supplement the “Others” series. One of them, “The world of bees”, has the face value of 50 lei. The coin is minted in silver, has a color design and a circulation of 500 units. Two other coins are dedicated to the anniversary of the national currency - the Moldovan leu, which was put into circulation on November 29, 1993.
The coin with the face value of 100 lei is minted in gold and has an initial mintage of 300 units, while the coin with the face value of 50 lei is minted in silver and has an initial mintage of 500 units. The mintage of these coins is likely to be extended to 5,000 units for each of them.
The commemorative coins are packed in transparent methacrylate capsules and presentation boxes, accompanied by certificates of authenticity with a QR code which redirects to the website of the National Bank of Moldova with information about each coin. The certificates of authenticity are signed by the Governor of the National Bank of Moldova.