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Latvia: Numismatic Program for 2017
« on: December 21, 2016, 07:08:04 AM »
Bank of Latvia will issue following collector coins in 2017:

  • Fairy Tale Coin III: "The Old Man's Mitten";
  • A coin dedicated to Latgale;
  • A coin dedicated to Latvian folk songs;
  • Gold Brooches: "The Horseshoe Fibula";
  • A coin commemorating creative work of Eduards Veidenbaums;
  • An innovative coin (theme not finalized yet)

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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 12:36:44 PM »
Here's the "Innovative" themed coin, commemorating "Honey". A design competition was held to finalize the design and industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize. Overall, 42 designs were submitted.

Issue date is not fixed yet. Bank of Latvia says it will discuss with the winner regarding how to implement his idea on the coin. ;)

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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 05:19:30 AM »
Here't the third coin from the "Fairy Tales" series. The subject this time is 'The Old man's Mitten'.

The coin was issued yesterday (March 28) with maximum mintage of 10,000. Issue Price: €47.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 10:04:37 AM »
Here's the 'Latgale' €5 coin, issued recently...

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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 01:49:07 PM »
The 'Latgale' coin is 32 mm x 32 mm, 26 g (Ag 925) and only 3000 coins will be struck. Minted by Faude & Huguenin SA (Switzerland). Issue Price: €50 (1-9 pieces), €45 (10+ pieces).

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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 04:47:32 PM »
Here't the third coin from the "Fairy Tales" series. The subject this time is 'The Old man's Mitten'.

The coin is now a part of my collection, thanks to a very good friend from Germany. :) With this coin, I now have all the three coins from 'Fairy Tales' series. Interestingly, the first coin from the series (five cats) has become quite expensive, as it was sold out at the central bank soon after the issue. Second and third coins are relatively easy to find (and affordable too!)

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2017, 02:44:51 PM »
Here's the "Innovative" themed coin, commemorating "Honey". A design competition was held to finalize the design and industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize. Overall, 42 designs were submitted.

Issue date is not fixed yet. Bank of Latvia says it will discuss with the winner regarding how to implement his idea on the coin. ;)

The "Honey" coins will be made of silver with gold plating.

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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 02:48:19 PM »
Here's the "The Horseshoe Fibula" €20 gold collector coin, struck by Austrian mint. The coin weighs 6g (Au 999.9) and has mintage of 4000.

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Re: Latvia: Numismatic Program for 2017
« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2017, 08:35:21 PM »
The selling price of the Bank of Latvia 270.- EUR.

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« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2017, 02:58:52 PM »
Here are the two €2.5 coins commemorating Eduards Veidenbaums. From Bank of Latvia's newsletter:

According to the concept of artist Arvīds Priedīte, the set of both coins forms an image of stylised spectacles associated with Eduards Veidenbaums: we recognise him from the single authentic photo that has survived up to now. The obverse of one coin features clouds, the facsimile signature of Eduards Veidenbaums and a line of his verse "Tiem vēlētos es līdzi tālu skriet…" (I'd love to follow them far away...). The obverse of the other coin depicts clouds and a line "Tur tālumā, kur ziemas nepazīst" (Far away where winter never comes). The reverse of both coins features a horizontal trail of human footprints in the snow.

The coins were issued today with issue price of €80. Mintage: 3000.

A better image with more information can be viewed here: https://monetas.bank.lv/en/coins/eduards-veidenbaums



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