E-mail: coins@bank.lv

Cashier's Office in Riga
Address: K. Valdemāra 1B, Rīga
Phone: 67022529 vai 67022335

Cashier's Office at Liepāja Branch
Address: Teātra 3, Liepāja
Phone: 63480324

 

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Only in October special price for silver coins "500 Years of the Riga Castle" and "Old Stenders"

12.10.2017

Only till 31 October silver coins "500 Years of the Riga Castle" and  "Old Stenders" are available for a special price:

500 Years of the Riga Castle 33 euro (previously 42 euro);

Old Stenders25 euro (previously 32 euro).

Coins are available for purchase at Latvijas Banka's Cashier's Offices in Riga and Liepāja   

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Latvijas Banka issues a set of collector coins dedicated to poet Eduards Veidenbaums

05.10.2017

On Thursday, 5 October, Latvijas Banka is issuing a unique set of collector coins dedicated to the outstanding Latvian poet Eduards Veidenbaums (1867–1892). The set of two coins forms a stylised image of a pair of spectacles. The face value of each silver coin is 2.5 euro.

The author of the graphic design of the coin set "Eduards Veidenbaums" is Arvīds Priedīte, and the plaster models were created by Ligita Franckeviča. The coin set has been struck by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands).

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 price of the coin set at Latvijas Banka is EUR 80.00. The issue limit is 3000. As of 5 October, it will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja). 

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Latvian collector coins "The Earth" and "Christmas Battles" gain recognition at the international contest Coin Constellation

29.09.2017

Latvian collector coins "The Earth" and "Christmas Battles" gained recognition at Coin Constellation – 2017, the 11th international collector coin contest organised by the Water Mark Publishing House. 268 coins from 27 countries participated in the contest. An international panel of judges assessed the coins in eight award categories.

The Coin "The Earth", made of perlucor with a silver outer ring and issued by Latvijas Banka in 2016, was the winner in the category Original Technology. The author of the coin's graphic design is architect Mārcis Kalniņš. The jewel-like Earth is enclosed by a diaphanous veil representing the Universe where the planet Earth is floating as an island of life. The coin enables anyone to have a look at it from an unusual perspective in order to better grasp the insignificance of the Earth in the vastness of the Universe and its irreplaceable importance for us at the same time. 

The silver collector coin "Christmas Battles" was awarded the second place in the category Successful Artistic Solution. The author of the coin's graphic design is Kristaps Ģelzis, and Ligita Franckeviča created its plaster model. The idea of the coin design emerged in Kristaps Ģelzis' mind when he visited the Christmas Battle Museum in Jelgava County. He was deeply impressed by some small details: cartridge cases, a belt buckle deformed by an impact of a bullet, rust from a shrapnel in a tree trunk, and barely visible old entrenchments.   

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Latvijas Banka issues a collector coin "Gold Brooches. The Horseshoe Fibula"

30.08.2017

On Thursday, 31 August, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 20 euro gold collector coin "Gold Brooches. The Horseshoe Fibula". The coin replicating a horseshoe fibula continues the series of gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia's centenary. In November 2016, a collector coin featuring a disc fibula was issued, but in 2018, the anniversary year, this series will be concluded with a golden collector coin replicating a bubble fibula.

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The graphic design of the collector coin "Gold Brooches. The Horseshoe Fibula" has been created by Ingūna Elere, and the plaster model – by Solvita Rulle. According to the concept of artist Ingūna Elere, the brooch featured on the coin provides centuries-old information, while the hashtags highlighting the times we live in are located on the obverse of the coin.  The brooch tells us a story about ancient times in Latvia's history, but the reverse of the coin – about the present day, i.e. how we communicate in the virtual environment and social networks, and how we select topics important to us.

As of 31 August the coin will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices:

  •   K. Valdemāra iela 1B, Riga;
  •   Teātra iela 3, Liepaja.

Price: 270 euro

Issue limit: 4 000

Struck by Münze Österreich Aktiengesellschaft(Austria)

Starting from 25 July 11 a.m. we offer exclusively for online purchase at www.e-monetas.lv the collector coin set "Reflection of the Universe in Coins"

21.07.2017

The set consists of two silver collector coins: "Old Stenders" reflecting the Earth’s rotation on its own axis and around the Sun (the heliocentric concept as explained by Old Stenders, a representative of the 18th century Enlightenment) and "The Earth" featuring an image of the Earth viewed from an unusual perspective and pointing to its uniqueness and the infinity of the Universe.

The purchased coin can be picked up at the Cashier's Office of Latvijas Banka in Riga or Liepaja. The delivery via courier is possible only in Latvia.

For additional information please call + 371 67 022 722 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Collector coins and other numismatic products can now be purchased online via site e-monetas.lv

03.07.2017

As of today, collector coins issued by Latvijas Banka and other numismatic products may be purchased online via site e-monetas.lv (https://www.e-monetas.lv).

The newly created site offers a wide range of collector coins and other numismatic products issued by Latvijas Banka, including also the most recently produced collector coin "Fairy Coin III. The Old Man's Mitten".

Closely working together with JSC Swedbank, settlements by VISA, VISA Electron, MasterCard un Maestro payment cards are made possible for the convenience of customers. Purchased collector coins and numismatic products can be collected at Latvijas Banka cashier's offices in Riga and Liepāja (https://www.bank.lv/par-mums/klientu-kase) as well as by using delivery services of SJSC Latvijas Pasts, within the territory of Latvia.

The new online site will replace Latvijas Banka's coin reservation system. This innovation will provide for an opportunity to make an immediate payment for purchased collector coins and numismatic products and to collect them at the most convenient time and location.

For the future, the central bank plans to diversify the payment options and the ways of delivery of collector coins and numismatic products across Latvia as well as to ensure deliveries to foreign countries; servicing of legal entities is also in the roadmap.

As has been done previously, selling of collector coins and other numismatic products will continue at cashier's offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga and Liepāja.

"Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog's Coat" voted in as Latvia's Coin of the Year 2016

26.05.2017

The winner of Latvia's Coin of the Year 2016 Award has been selected by the traditional annual public survey vote, and this year the award goes to "Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog's Coat". All in all, 16 581 people participated in voting and 7 601 of them cast their vote for "Fairy Tale Coin II. Hedgehog's Coat".

It is the second coin in a special Fairy Tale Coin Series which is dedicated to the Latvian folk tales; the first coin issued within this series was "Five Cats", minted in 2015 to immediately win both fame and Coin of the Year 2015 Award.

The author of the winning coin's graphic design is Gundega Muzikante, while the plaster model was made by Ligita Franckeviča. With the graphic design for "Fairy Tale Coin. Hedgehog's Coat" G. Muzikante, a celebrated and prolific illustrator of children's books, made her debut in coin art. This coin of an innovative oval shape was struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania). The obverse shows a princess carrying a hedgehog in her apron; the reverse features a herd of swine led by a hedgehog and a fragment of an ancient ethnographic building. 

More about the awards ceremony

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New silver collector coin "Fairy Tale Coin III. The Old Man's Mitten"

28.03.2017

On Tuesday, 28 March, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new silver collector coin "Fairy Tale Coin III. The Old Man's Mitten".

This is the third collector coin in the series "Fairy Tale Coins", which is dedicated to Latvian fairy tales, so much loved and cherished. The first two coins in this series were "Fairy Tale Coin I. Five Cats", issued in 2015, and "Fairy Tale Coin II. The Hedgehog's Coat", issued in 2016.

The coin celebrates fairy tale about an old man's mitten, with its message being communicated through a seemingly funny and innocent yet somewhat sadly-ending story. The lesson of wise living is presented in a metaphorical form: in the name of universal happiness, every human being must learn to include all living things in the circle of their respect, compassion and empathy, to lend a helping hand to the miserable, to support and to assist.

The author of the coin's graphic design is artist Arvīds Priedīte, and this is his 14th collector coin design. The plaster model has been made by Jānis Strupulis, co-author of many collector coins.

The coin's maximum mintage is limited to 10 000. The price of the coin at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices is 47.00 euro. As of 28 March, it will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja). 

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Vote for the coin Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia should mint!

21.03.2017

An online vote to select the design of a common 2 euro commemorative coin to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood has been launched today. The public has an opportunity to assess six different design offers (per two from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) which can be viewed, selected and voted for on the website www.balticcoin.eu.

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To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood, the central banks of the three Baltic States − Latvijas Banka, Lietuvos bankas and Eesti Pank − plan to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin with a common design in early 2018. 

This is the first 2 euro commemorative coin whose design has been chosen jointly by the population of the three Baltic States. As is the case with other 2 euro commemorative coins, the coins of this issue will be valid for settlement across the euro area. The coins will have a common national side design selected via the public vote, while the name of the issuing country will represent the only difference.

The central banks of the three Baltic States invite everyone interested to vote by 5 April 2017 (inclusive) and participate in the coin draw. As many as 100 winners will be drawn, and each of them will receive three coins of Brilliant Uncirculated quality in a special souvenir packing – per coin from Latvian, Lithuanian and Estonian mintage. The names of the winners will be published on the website www.baltijasmoneta.eu (where the terms and conditions of the coin draw are also available). The winners will receive their prizes in early 2018 when the coins are issued. 

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Design concept "Honey" by Artūrs Analts recognised as the winner of competition for the design of innovative collector coin

07.03.2017

The design concept "Honey" by industrial designer Artūrs Analts has been awarded the first prize in the competition for the design of an innovative euro collector coin announced by Latvijas Banka. Latvijas Banka will consult with the winner of the competition and the mints on how to incorporate this idea into a coin by using the materials as intended by the author.

Overall, 42 works were submitted for the open competition to be evaluated by the Coin Design Commission of Latvijas Banka (information on the design proposals is available in the presentation uploaded on Latvijas Banka's SlideShare account). The design concepts by Artūrs Analts (with the motto "Walter Zapp" and "Daugava") were among the prize-winning works also in the previous competition for the design of an innovative coin organised in 2015 (the design concept "Z134M" developed by architect Mārcis Kalniņš and awarded the first prize in this competition was reborn into the coin "The Earth" at the the end of 2016). 

At this year's competition, the design concept "H2OABC" by Mārcis Kalniņš was awarded the second place, while the design idea "Gold Values" by artist Artūrs Šēnfelds won the third place.

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Innovative collector coin "The Earth"

21.12.2016

The collector coin "The Earth" is made of translucent perlucor with a silver outer ring. The symbolic Earth at the centre of the coin points to its place in the system of human values and its existential integrity. The jewel-like Earth is enclosed by a diaphanous veil representing the Universe where the planet Earth is floating as an island of life.

The author of the coin's graphic design making a debut in coin art is architect M. Kalniņš. The artist's original idea of a translucent coin came out as top winner at Latvijas Banka's competition of innovative euro coins in 2015. The material used is perlucor, an extremely innovative ceramic material with extraordinary mechanical, chemical and thermal resistance and excellent optical properties. It is used in laser, military and medical equipment engineering, optical applications and elsewhere.

The coin has been struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania). The two-sided diaphanous veil of perlucor is enclosed by an outer ring of silver. A curved image of the Earth, made of silver and featuring geophysical map of the world in colour print, is at the centre.

The coin's maximum mintage is limited to 5 000. The price of this coin at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices is 85.00 euro. As of 22 December, it will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B, Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja). 

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Latvijas Banka issues collector coin "Christmas Battles"

05.12.2016

On Tuesday, 6 December, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin "Christmas Battles". This coin is a dedication to the Latvian riflemen, heroes of the Christmas Battles, and their eternal contribution to the future. The Christmas Battles raged from 5 to 11 January 1917 (from 23 to 29 December 1916, old style) along a front line of 30 km stretching from Tīreļpurvs to Olaine. Latvian national military units, joined together in one division under major general Augusts Ernests Misiņš (1863–1940, later the first general of the Latvian army), were involved in theses battles for the first time.

The graphic design of collector coin "Christmas Battles" has been created by Kristaps Ģelzis, and the author of the plaster model is Ligita Franckeviča.

The coin "Christmas Battles" is struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania). The obverse of the coin features a group of Latvian riflemen and an image of stylised sun taken from the Latvian riflemen battalion's soldier badge, with red-painted central field, eight broken sunbeams, and a slantwise-situated sword. The reverse features a snowflake, a point of bullet impact, and the inscription "Christmas Battles".

The maximum mintage of the coin is limited to 5 000. The price of the coin at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices is 53.00 euro. As of 6 December, it will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices.

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Latvijas Banka issues a collector coin "Janis Rozentāls"

22.11.2016

On Wednesday, 23 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 5 euro silver collector coin "Janis Rozentāls". This unique silver collector coin featuring the popular painting "The Princess and the Monkey" in colour is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the prominent Latvian painter Janis Rozentāls (1866–1916).

The graphic design of the collector coin has been created by Sandra Krastiņa but the plaster model of its obverse – by Jānis Strupulis. The coin "Janis Rozentāls" has been minted by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands). The maximum mintage of the coin is 7 000. The price of the coin at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices is 130.00 euro.

Beginning with 23 November, the coin will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja).

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The first coin in the series of gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia’s brooches

09.11.2016

On Thursday, 10 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro gold collector coin "Gold Brooches. The Disc Fibula". The coin replicating a 3rd–4th century disc fibula is the first in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia's brooches and the country's centenary. It has also been planned to issue within this series collector coins replicating the horseshoe and bubble fibulae. 

The graphic design of the coin "Gold Brooches. The Disc Fibula" has been created by Ingūna Elere but the plaster model – by Solvita Rulle. The coin "Gold Brooches. The Disc Fibula" has been minted by Münze Österreich Aktiengesellschaft (Austria). The maximum mintage of the coin is 7 000. 

The price of the coin at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices is 170.00 euro. Beginning with 10 November, the coin will be on sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja).

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On the second batch of collector coin ""Baltars". Porcelain" coming up for sale

07.10.2016

Starting at 10:00 a.m. on 10 October, the collector coin ""Baltars". Porcelain" will be available for reservation via Latvijas Banka Coin Reservation Service. The limit of one reservation is 1 (one) coin.

Starting with 11 October, the coin will be available at the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga, K. Valdemāra iela 1b and K. Valdemāra iela 2a (open from 8:00 a.m.) and in Liepāja, Teātra iela 3 (open from 8:30 a.m.).

The purchase of one customer is limited to two (2) coins.

Upon arrival, customers shall take a number ticket from the number dispenser. The aforementioned buildings where Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices are located will be open as of 7:00 a.m. on the said date, and the number tickets will be immediately available.

The price of one coin is 53 euro.

The total issuance of the coin is 5 000, of which the first batch of almost 3 000 coins was sold out in August. As of 11 October, 1 000 coins will be placed up for sale at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices in Riga and Liepāja; 400 coins will be available for reservation via the Coin Reservation Service. The service provides an opportunity for customers unable to visit the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka on the day of issuance to buy collector coins offered online by Latvijas Banka at the most convenient time for them.

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