3.Circulation coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the national currency Moldova.
The National Bank of Moldova in 2018 announced a competition for the creation of a obverse design of the coin, scheduled for release by the anniversary date - the 25th anniversary of the introduction of the main currency of the country - the Moldovan LEU. Also, the National Bank of Moldova (NBM) announced that according to the results of the competition it will choose artists and designers who will be included in the list of specialists in the graphic design, cooperating with the NBM for numismatic issues.
My design took the first place in the competition and I am included in the list of designers working with the NBM on a regular basis.
The obverse of the circulation coin dedicated to the "25th anniversary of the introduction of the Moldovan LEU" Moldova 10 lei 2018. /Photo site of the NBM/
||National Bank of Moldova
||Bimetallic: steel, brass, nickel
||250 000 pieces
||milled with a customized shape and with the inscription
Obverse : the coin background is divided into two parts, resembling the sun and moon, as symbol of time continuity, of the past and present;
at the right the figure of the lion is depicted as visual symbol of the name of Moldovan currency – leu;
at the left – part, the State coat of arms of the Republic of Moldova and the BNM logo;
in the exergue, following the coin circumference, the inscription "25 DE ANI DE LA INTRODUCEREA MONEDEI NAȚIONALE" is engraved.
Reverse : in the foreground - the face value "10 LEI" and the year of issue 2018;
following the coin circumference, 25 stars are engraved, representing the number of years since the introduction of the national currency in the Republic of Moldova;
at the top, in the exergue - the monogram with capital letters "R" and "M" (the acronym of the country’s name “Republica Moldova”)
in latent image (hidden images, which are alternately visible by tilting the reverse side of the coin left and right);
on the surface of the digit of the coin a security feature is applied – the micro-engraving with the legend “BNM”.