Latvian euro coins catalog

 

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Circulation euro coins of Latvia

coin Latvia 2 euro 2014
2 euro 2014 (2014- )

bi-metallic - nickel-brass/copper-nickel
2 EURO
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA / 2014
Value - 4-5 USD

 

coin Latvia 1 euro 2014
1 euro 2014 (2014- )

bi-metallic - copper-nickel/nickel-brass
1 EURO
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA / 2014
Value - 2-3 USD

 

coin Latvia 50 euro cent 2014
50 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

brass
50 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - ~1 USD

 

coin Latvia 20 euro cent 2014
20 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

brass
20 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Latvia 10 euro cent 2014
10 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

brass
10 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Latvia 5 euro cent 2014
5 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

copper plated steel
5 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Latvia 2 euro cent 2014
2 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

copper plated steel
2 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - <1 USD

 

coin Latvia 1 euro cent 2014
1 euro cent 2014 (2014- )

copper plated steel
1 EURO CENT
LATVIJA / 2014
Value - <1 USD

 

 

Commemorative euro coins of Latvia - chart with prices

Year Face value Mintage Theme Alloy Diameter (mm) Weight (gr) Price in Euro
2014 2 1000000 Riga - the European capital of culture in 2014 bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2015 2 1025000 Latvian Presidency of the EU bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2015 2 1010000 30th anniversary of the European flag bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2015 2 1000000 Stork (on the 30th anniversary of the Latvian Society of Ornithology) bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 2 1000000 Cow (Dairy Industry) bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2016 2 1030000 Historical areas: Vidzeme bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2017 2 500000 Historical regions: Kurzeme bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2017 2 500000 Historical areas: Latgale bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2018 2 500000 Historical areas: Zemgale bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2018 2 500000 100 years of Baltic independence bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2019 2 300000 Rising Sun bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2020 2 400000 Latgale ceramics bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2021 2 400000 Centenary of the Republic of Latvia bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 3000000 35th anniversary of the Erasmus program bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3
2022 2 400000 Financial literacy bimetallic 25,75 8,5 3

 

 

Latvian euro coins description

Republic of Latvia (lat. Latvijas Republika)
Capital: Riga
Area: 64589 km2
Population: 2.013 million (2013)
Official language: Latvian
Currency before the introduction of the euro: Latvian lats = 100 santims
of the euro: January 1, 2014
Head of state: president
Form of government: republic

 

 

The transition of the Republic of Latvia to the new currency took 10 years. One year after the country's accession to the European Union, on May 2, 2005, Latvia joined the European Financial Exchange Rate Mechanism (ERM II). The Latvian government named 2008 as the date for the country's transition to the single European currency, but due to the inflation rate exceeding the allowable level, the transition had to be postponed to a later date. Subsequently, the state's transition to the euro slowed down due to the global financial and economic crisis.
On March 5, 2013, Latvia submitted an application to the European Commission with a request to consider whether the state meets the Maastricht criteria, which was approved in June. The final decision on the admission of Latvia to the euro area was made by the Council of Ministers of Economy and Finance of the countries of the European Union (Ekofin) on July 9, 2013.
Preparations for the transition to a single European currency began in the Republic of Latvia even before the entry of this state into the European Union on May 1, 2004.
As early as January 21, 2004, the Bank of Latvia announced a national competition for design ideas for the obverse of its own 26 euro coins. As part of the competition, 1088 projects were sent. As the winner, the expert jury chose the initiative of Ilze Kalnins, a resident of the city of Jekabpils, who proposed to place images known to all Latvians on the new coins, symbolizing Latvia and its main values: the love of Latvians for their homeland and freedom.
On coins from 1 to 50 eurocents, the state emblem is depicted, and on small denominations - the small coat of arms of Latvia, and on medium denominations - the large coat of arms. The graphic design of these coins was created by the artist Guntars Sietins.

 

Silver 5 lats 1931

 

On bimetallic coins of 1 and 2 euros, on which the artist Laimonis Senbergs worked, it was originally proposed to display, respectively, the Freedom Monument, erected in Riga in 1935, and the portrait of a girl in national costume, depicted on a silver 5-lat coin , minted in 1929, 1931 and 1932. The design of this coin was developed by the famous artist Rihards Zarins.
The Freedom Monument, as well as the image of a girl from a silver coin, were “christened” with the folk name Milda. After the accession of Latvia to the USSR in 1940 and the withdrawal of armor from circulation, the silver Milda became a symbol of the country's sovereignty. When Latvia gained independence after the collapse of the Soviet Union, a girl in a folk costume again began to be depicted on new money.

Table 5. Projects of Latvian euro coins 2004-2013 Year 1 cent 2 cents 5 cents 2004 2008 2012 2013

 

10 cents 20 cents 50 cents 1 euro 2 euro

 

 

Latvia - 500-lats banknote of 1992, gold 5-lats coin of 2003 and silver five-lats of 2012. Initially, the changeover to the euro was planned for 2008, so the date was indicated on the first sketches: 2008.
In 2008, in pursuance of the recommendations of the European Commission "On the general rules for the design of national sides of European coins for circulation" dated June 3, 2005, it was decided to replace the image of the Freedom Monument for 1 euro with the image of a girl with 2 euros. The fact is that the monument went to the outer ring, which, according to this recommendation, is unacceptable. At the same time, experts from the Bank of Latvia came to the conclusion that it is impossible to depict the sculpture in the inner ring of the coin in such a way that it is easily recognizable.
In September 2012, the sketches of future coins underwent another change. On coins of all denominations, the year was changed - from 2008 to 2014. In addition, on coins of small denominations and denominations of 1 and 2 euros, the year designation was moved to the left of the main image.
But this option did not become final! In January 2013, it became known that the image on bimetallic coins underwent another change. The fact is that even on the original sketch of 2008, the girl’s headdress (vainag) was depicted not in accordance with the original image of the five lats pre-war model. In the new version of the project, this omission was corrected.
The minting of Latvian euro coins began on July 31, 2013 in Germany at the State Mint of Baden-Württemberg. The first year of minting will be carried out at two divisions of the mint: in Karlsruhe and Stuttgart. In the future, only in Stuttgart. On January 1, 2014, Latvian euro coins went into circulation.

 

 

 

 

Coins of Latvian euro in the catalog are presented divided by historical periods, indicating the main characteristics and differences by type.
Inside the sections, the coins are sorted by denomination - from large to small.
The cost of the coin is approximate and is indicated specifically for the coin shown in the picture. You can use this price to evaluate similar coins (of the same type), but remember that the value is affected by many factors, such as the state of preservation and the date of minting. The cost of coins of the same type can vary greatly depending on the number of surviving copies.
Coins of Latvian euro presented on this page are not sold or bought - this is only a catalog.