Latvia 2014 Coin of the Seasons 5 Euro Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released their latest silver collector coin which is dedicated to Latvian ethnographic and folklore traditions. The design of the coin features different representations of the four seasons. The obverse design includes the sun at the center with its ray emanating throughout the coin. The images of four farm laborers are […]

Latvia 2014 Old Stenders 5 Euro Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver collector coin dedicated to Gotthard Friedrich Stender, known as Vecais Stenders or “Old Stenders.” The release coincides with the 300th anniversary of the birth of the Latvian writer, linguist, thinker, and founder of Latvian secular literature. The obverse design features an image taken from the title […]

Latvia 2014 The White Book 5 Euro Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released their latest collector coin which is dedicated to The White Book by Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš. The coin features a unique polygonal shape created by the shape of a book slightly offset against a square background. The first part of The White Book was published in 1914 with a second part […]

Latvia 2014 Ainaži Nautical School 5 Euro Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released their first Euro collector coin, following the changeover from the Lats currency. The coin commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Ainaži Nautical School. The obverse of the coin features an interesting arrangement of four different sailing ships positioned symmetrically around the outer rim of the coin, which is bordered […]

Latvia 2013 “365” 1 Lats Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released the 2013 “365” 1 Lats Silver Coin, which is intended to offer intellectual and scientific reflection on the topic of time and change. This also marks the end of the era of the renewed lats, ahead of the switch to the euro. The obverse design includes a line around […]

Latvia 2013 Oh, Holy Lestene! 1 Lats Gold Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released a coin dedicated to the Lestene Church, which was once one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Latvia. The Church was damaged during World War II when its spire was burnt down and the altar was shelled. In the post-war period, the Church was systematically demolished although the […]

Latvian Euro Coins Feature Classic Design

The production of Latvian Euro Coins recently commenced at the mint in Stuttgart, Germany in preparation for the changeover from the Lats to the Euro. The 1- and 2- Euro coins feature a design which many readers will recognize. This is the design which appeared on the original 5-lats silver coins issued in 1929. The […]

2013 Jāzeps Vītols 1 Lats Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has released a new silver coin to mark the 150th anniversary of the birth of composer Jāzeps Vītols. Jāzeps Vītols was a professor at the Saint Petersburg Conservatory. In 1918, he returned from Russia to the newly independent Latvia to conduct the Latvian National Opera and later established the first Latvian […]

2013 Richard Wagner 1 Lats Silver Coin

The Bank of Latvia has issued a new silver coin to mark the 200th anniversary of German composer Richard Wagner and commemorate his active life period spent in Riga. The obverse design of the coin features a sailing ship in the billowing sea. This image seems to recall the conclusion of his time spent in […]