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The Pridnestrovian ruble (symbol: p.) is the official currency of Pridnestrovie. It is divided into 100 kopeks, similar to the neighboring Russian ruble. Due to Pridnestrovian being a state with limited recognition, its currency has no ISO 4217 code. However, some Pridnestrovian organizations such as Agroprombank and Gazprombank use PRB as the ISO 4217 code. The Pridnestrovian Republican Bank, which issues the currency, sometimes uses the code RUP.


Приднестровье 10 тысяч рублей 1994 с маркой аверс

A stamped 10,000 ruble note.

The first banknotes of the Pridnestrovian ruble used after the establishment of the unrecognized state were Russian and Soviet banknotes dated 1961 to 1992 with an adhesive stamp on them. These were issued in denominations of 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, and 10,000 rubles. Many of these stamps depicted Alexander Suvorov.

The first issues were eventually replaced by a new ruble, which was equal to 1000 of the old rubles. It consisted solely of banknotes, and eventually suffered from a high inflation, making it necessary to issue notes in higher denominations. These notes were denominated at 1, 5, 10, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, 50,000, 100,000, and 500,000 rubles.

During 2000, the third Pridnestrovian ruble was introduced, which was equal to 1 million of the old rubles. In the same year, coins and commemorative coins were produced. The printed denominations of this ruble are 1, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100, 200, and 500 rubles, and remain in circulation.


The first notes were issued in 1993. In 1994, a new issue was made, and then in 2000 a new series was created. In 2007, the current series replaced the 2000 series, which are still in circulation.

Приднестровье 1 рубль 2007 аверс Приднестровье 1 рубль 2007 реверс 1 ruble Brown 129 × 56 mm Alexander Suvorov Kitskany monument
Transnistria 5 Rubles 2007 a Transnistria 5 Rubles 2007 r 5 rubles Blue KVINT factory
Transnistria 10 Rubles 2007 a Transnistria 10 Rubles 2007 r 10 rubles Green/Black Novo-Nyametsky Monastery
Transnistria 25 Rubles 2007 a Transnistria 25 Rubles 2007 r 25 rubles Red Bendery Castle
50 PMR ruble obverse 50 PMR ruble reverse 50 rubles Cyan 129 × 60 mm Taras Shevchenko Presidential palace / government building in Tiraspol
100 PMR ruble obverse 100 PMR ruble reverse 100 rubles Purple Dmitriy Kantemir Cathedral of Christmas, Tiraspol


First Transnistrian coin

The first coin.

The first coins of the Pridnestrovian ruble were introduced in 2000 in denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25, and 50 kopeks. The first coin produced, however, was equal to 25 rubles. The 25 kopek coin was modified in 2002, with the 50 kopek coin following in 2005. In 2009, the 1 kopek coin was withdrawn from circulation. After 2000, numerous commemorative coins have been issued by the Pridnestrovian Republican Bank.


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