Ban: coin of Moldova (1993-...); 1/100 Moldovan leu


1 ban, 1993: Republic of Moldova

1 ban, 1993: Republic of Moldova

Monogram "M" — mean Moldova.

REPUBLICA MOLDOVA (Republic of Moldova).

Coat of arms of Moldova (the aurochs head on the chest of an eagle) and below — oak leaves.

Symbols C.D.: Constantin Dumitrescu (engraver).

Romanian Mint.

  • Aluminium: 14.5 mm - 0.67 g
  • Reference price: 0.1$

COIN BAN — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. MOLDOVA (1993-...): ban = 1/100 leu (Moldovan leu)
  2. ROMANIA (1867-...): ban = 1/100 leu (Romanian leu)
  3. PRINCIPALITY OF WALLACHIA (14th-15th centuries): ban = 1/3 ducat (silver)

The name of the coin ban comes, according to one version, from the Latin phrase "denarii banales" — the denarius of the ban or ruler (ban was a noble title used in several states in Central and Southeastern Europe between the 7th century and the 20th century, primarily in the territory of Moldova, Croatia, Wallachia…).