“PRIDNESTROVIAN RED BOOK” WAS UPDATED WITH A NEW BUTTERFLY

10/26/18 21:04

“PRIDNESTROVIAN RED BOOK” WAS UPDATED WITH A NEW BUTTERFLY

Pridnestrovian Republic Bank introduced a new coin of a value 1 ruble

Tiraspol, October, 26. /Novosti Pridnestrovya/. As of today, there were introduced Pridnestrovian Republic Bank commemorative coins made of non-precious metals in denominations of 1 ruble “Adam's Butterfly Head” series of the “Pridnestrovian Red Book. Fauna".

The coin depicts a butterfly and a flower with a caterpillar. The material is steel with nickel-plated, diameter 22.0 mm, weight 4.65 g. Circulation is only 50 thousand pieces.

Commemorative coins are currency notes, act as a means of circulation and payment on the territory of the Pridnestrovian Moldova Republic and are accepted at their nominal value.

Adam's head, or the Dead`s Hawk Moth (Latin Acherontia atropos) is a large, massive butterfly with a 13 cm wingspan, belonging to the hawk mounts family. The largest representative of the family in the fauna of Europe and Russia, is the second largest butterfly in Europe and the first in body size. A distinctive feature is the characteristic pattern on the chest, resembling a human skull, which served as the basis for creating a number of legends and superstitions about this butterfly. 

 

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