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Introduced in 1994 by the Trans-Dniester Republican Bank as the national currency of the Trans-Dniester Moldavian Republic, the currency replaced Soviet and Russian banknotes of 1961-1992 years of issue used with a special adhesive stamp. The current exchange rate is about 10TR to the Euro.
Notes are issued in denominations of one to 500 rubles. Low value notes feature the 18th century Russian General Alexander Suvorov, with higher values featuring Ukrainian Poet Taras Shevchenko, Moldavian Prince Dmitry Kantemir, Russian General P. Rumiantzev-Zadunaisky and Russian Tsaritza Ekaterina II. The reverse sides show important buildings in Transnistria.
Coins are of one to 50 kopeck and are made from aluminium or copper-zinc, and are similar to Soviet-era coinage.
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