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On public vote "Latvia's Coin of the Year 2019"

23.03.2020

From 23 March to 4 April 2020, Latvijas Banka, in cooperation with the news portal Delfi, organises a public vote for Latvia's Coin of the Year 2019, and everyone is invited to express his/her opinion as to which of the collector coins minted in 2019 is the most appealing one in terms of the artistic solution, which of them is emotionally moving, original or depicts the most interesting subject (https://www.delfi.lv/latvijas-gada-moneta-2019/). This is an opportunity to find out online what cultural values are minted on Latvia's coins.

Four collector coins dedicated to Latvian culture, history and people were issued in 2019:

"Cat's Mill " (videostāsts) invites us to remember and to read once again our favourite literary fairy tales, including the ones written by Kārlis Skalbe. "Niklāvs Strunke" (videostāsts), a silver coin of an unusual shape, invites us to dive into the art world and find out more about the life story and the art of Niklāvs Strunke. The coin "Gifts of the Forest" (videostāsts), created by two different artists, tells the story about our traditions and the natural wealth, whereas the patriotic coin "Freedom Fights (1918–1920)" (videostāsts) brings along a historic message for those who are interested in the history of Latvia.

The vote will conclude with a draw where registered participants will have a chance to win one out of a pool of 12 collector coins, all issued in 2019.

The results of the vote will be announced on 14 April 2020 and published on Latvijas Banka's website bank.lv, as well as on Delfi.lv and rus.Delfi.lv.

In addition to the public vote, the expert commission of the Latvian National Museum of Art will decide on the best coin in terms of the artistic solution in 2019. Another special award will be presented by Tilde Company and the Culture Information Systems Centre.

About online store e-monetas.lv purchases

20.03.2020

Due to the emergency situation declared in Latvia and in order to reduce the number of people visiting Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices, from now on online purchases on Latvijas Banka website
e-monetas.lv will only be available if delivery by Latvijas Pasts to the selected address in Latvia has been chosen or by SIA TNT Latvia to addresses outside Latvia.

If you have already purchased a numismatic product and have chosen pick-up at the Cashier's Offices, please contact Latvijas Banka Coin Division (phone +371 67022722) to find out if there have been any changes in the working hours and how to get your purchase.

Deliveries by Latvijas Pasts and TNT couriers may be delayed.

Thank you for your understanding.

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This statement shall be deemed an amendment to the Rules for Using Latvijas Banka's Electronic Trading Platform and Making Purchases, and hereby a type of delivery of the numismatic products, i.e. picking up the numismatic coins at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices at K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga, referred to in Paragraph 28.1 of the above Rules, shall be deleted for an indefinite period of time. The above amendment shall take effect as of the moment of publishing this statement on Latvijas Banka website e-monetas.lv

Collector Coin Programme for 2020

12.03.2020

This year Latvijas Banka intends to issue several collector coins as well as one 2 euro commemorative coin and a circulation coin set. The collector coins will be dedicated to various topics relevant to Latvia.

  • A coin dedicated to urban ecology.
  • A coin dedicated to the cultural heritage of the 1960s and 1970s.
  • A coin dedicated to personal freedom.
  • A coin dedicated to the Devon period.

Information about the fifth collector coin will be provided later.

Latvijas Banka will soon issue a 2 euro commemorative coin "Latgalian Ceramics" and a circulation coin set dedicated to the Latgalian pottery.

The issue dates will be announced shortly before the coins are available for purchase.

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Coins of Latvia win five prizes at the international coin contest

23.01.2020

Each year Latvijas Banka participates in the coin competition "Coin Constellation – 2019". At the end of 2019, the Coin Constellation contest, organised by Water Mark Publishing House (Russia), was held for the 13th consecutive year. 33 participants representing 22 countries took part in the contest and several nominations were made for the coins issued in 2018: more than 220 collector and circulation coins in total.

Coins of Latvijas Banka have been awarded prizes in five of the nine categories:

• "Honey Coin" – first place in the category "Unique concept". Graphic design: Artūrs Analts;

• "Curonian Kings" – first place in the category "Coin classic". Graphic design: Arvīds Priedīte; plaster model: Ligita Franckeviča;

• "Coats of Arms Coin" – second place in the category "Silver coin of the year". Graphic design: Laimonis Šēnbergs; plaster model: Jānis Strupulis;

• "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula" – third place in the category "Gold coin of the year". Graphic design: Ingūna Elere; plaster model: Jānis Strupulis;

• 2 euro commemorative coin with common design "100th Anniversary of the Baltic States": third place in the category "The best circulation coin". Graphic design: Justas Petrulis (Lithuania) and Luc Luycx.
The design of this coin dedicated to the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Latvian and Estonian states and the 100th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Lithuanian statehood was chosen from works submitted by various artists from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The coin was issued in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia (common design, different issuing country).

The coin "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula" has been struck by Münze Österreich Aktiengesellschaft (Austria), but all the other award-winning coins were minted by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania).

The winning coins were determined by the International Expert Jury on the basis of coin images and descriptions submitted by the contestants. The jury consists of art experts from different countries, and one coin is selected by public vote.

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Further information about these and other coins issued by Latvijas Banka you can find here: https://monetas.bank.lv/monetas.
Coins available for purchase can be viewed here: https://www.e-monetas.lv.

Special price for patriotic collector coins in November

01.11.2019

Each year November is the patriotic month. On 18 November 1918, the state of Latvia was established. On 19 November 1919, when foreign forces were still present in the territory of Latvia, heavy battles were ongoing to protect the newly established state, and the army of Latvia gained a significant victory over the Bermont forces by freeing Pārdaugava.

In the light of the upcoming celebrations, only the coins dedicated to patriotic themes are now  available for a special price!

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The above coins are available for purchase at Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga and Liepāja and online at e-monetas.lv.

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Latvijas Banka is issuing a collector coin "Freedom Fights (1918–1920)"

31.10.2019

On Thursday, 7 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin "Freedom Fights (1918–1920)" dedicated to the Latvian War of Independence and all those people who helped to win independence and hold freedom in high esteem.

The Republic of Latvia was born on the ruins of empires that had collapsed as a result of World War I. It took more than one and a half years for the people of Latvia to defend the newly acquired freedom and defeat external and internal enemies with weapons in hands. The military and political fight demonstrated the political maturity of the Latvian nation, its selflessness and the right to live in independent, democratic and free Latvia.

One of the most significant and complicated stages in the history of Latvia was the period between the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia on 18 November 1918 and the signing of the Peace Treaty with the Soviet Russia on 11 August 1920. It reflects the nature of the particular historical process in a concise manner, i.e. the Latvian people's fight for the existence and independence of their national state.

The graphic design and plaster model of the collector coin have been created by artist Andris Vārpa. A stylised march of fighters depicted in the Cubist manner and a soldier bidding farewell to his fiancée are featured on the obverse. The red-white-red flag of Latvia with broken entrenchment barriers on each of its sides is depicted on the reverse.

The coin has been struck by UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania).

Price: EUR 50.
Maximum mintage: 4000 coins.
Purchase limit: 2 coins.

At this stage, only part of it has been minted, i.e. 3000 coins will be released on sale on 7 November.

Available for purchase as of 7 November starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time): 

The building of Latvijas Banka in Riga will be open and the tickets from the queue regulator facility will be available from 7 a.m.

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Latvijas Banka will issue a 2 euro commemorative coin "Latgalian Ceramics" next spring

29.10.2019

Latvijas Banka plans to issue a 2 euro commemorative coin "Latgalian Ceramics" dedicated to the Latgalian pottery next spring.

The traditional pottery established itself for substantial periods of time in two districts, Latgale and Kurzeme, but only in Latgale it has survived throughout the times and has been passed down to the next generations.

The Latgalian pottery is included in the Latvian Culture Canon and it represents one of the brightest pages of traditional culture.

The national side of the coin will depict a characteristic piece of Latgalian ceramics – clay candelabrum. It will also bear an inscription LATGALES KERAMIKA (Latgalian ceramics), the country name (LATVIJA) as well as the year of issue (2020).

The graphic design of the national side of the new commemorative coin has been created by artist Gundega Rancāne, but the author of the plaster model is Jānis Strupulis. The common side of the coin bearing the nominal value (artist Luc Luycx) is the same as that of other 2 euro circulation coins, including material and size.

The estimated mintage of the 2 euro commemorative coin "Latgalian Ceramics" is 400 000 pcs, 5 000 coins in BU quality and 7000 coins in coin sets.

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Latvijas Banka is issuing a collector coin "Gifts of the Forest"

14.10.2019

On Thursday, 17 October, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin "Gifts of the Forest". The coin dedicated to Latvia's nature bears a message of Latvian values and traditions creating the sense of belonging to Latvia and uniting its people. The coin shows our respect to Latvia's forests, the gifts they provide as well as traditions related to forests, e.g. mushroom and berry picking etc.

Grateful collecting of the gifts of nature, both mushrooms and wild berries, is an integral part of the everyday life traditions and the ethnic identity of Latvians. It is a special summer and autumn ritual in the sanctuary of the nature.

The graphic design of the collector coin "Gifts of the Forest" has been created by Edmunds Jansons (obverse) and Edgars Folks (reverse), whereas the author of the plaster model is Ligita Franckeviča. An interesting approach has been used in designing this coin: each side of it has a different author with his unique style.

The coin was struck by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands).

Price: EUR 47.
Maximum mintage: 4000 coins.
Purchase limit: 2 coins.

At this stage, only part of it has been minted, i.e. 3000 coins will be released on sale on 17 October.

Available for purchase as of 17 October starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time): 

The building of Latvijas Banka in Riga will be open and the tickets from the queue regulator facility will be available from 7 a.m.

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Special price for silver collector coins in October

01.10.2019

It was in October that poet Eduards Veidenbaums, artists Kārlis Zāle and Niklāvs Strunke, three distinguished Latvian personalities, were born! We invite you to find out more about them and to take a look at the coins dedicated to their talant! The silver coins reflect the characteristics of their art and creativity. Therefore, the coins are so different and unique!

Only in October these coins are available for a special price!

- the collector coin "Kārlis Zāle" – 29.00 euro (before: 32.00 euro);

- the collector coin "Niklāvs Strunke" – 51.00 euro (before: 56.00 euro);

- the collector coin set "Eduards Veidenbaums" – 72.00 euro (before: 80.00 euro).

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The above coins and coin set are available for purchase at Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga and Liepāja and online at e-monetas.lv.

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Latvijas Banka issues a 2 euro commemorative coin "The Rising Sun"

12.09.2019

On Tuesday, 17 September, Latvijas Banka is issuing a 2 euro commemorative coin "The Rising Sun" dedicated to the history of the Coat of Arms of Latvia. At the same time, by this coin we shall also pay tribute to Ansis Cīrulis (1883–1942) artistic contribution that has been included in the Latvian Cultural Canon.

The motif of a rising sun was very popular at the time of the foundation of the Latvian state. The rising sun symbolised the new country. With the help of artist Ivars Drulle, the sun motif created by artist Ansis Cīrulis and emerging as one of the basic elements of the Coat of Arms of Latvia has reborn into the commemorative coin "The Rising Sun".

The graphic design and plaster model of the national side of the new commemorative coin has been created by artist Ivars Drulle, while the common side of the coin bearing the nominal value (artist Luc Luycx) is the same as that of other 2 euro circulation coins, including material and size.

The coins will be available for exchange starting from 8.30 a.m. on 17 September at the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka in Riga and Liepāja. The mintage of the coin is 0.3 million pcs.

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The (total) mintage of the 2 euro commemorative coin "The Rising Sun" in BU quality in a souvenir packing: 7 000 pcs.

The price of the coin: 7.90 euro.

Available for purchase as of 17 September starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time): 

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Latvijas Banka is issuing a collector coin "Niklāvs Strunke"

08.07.2019

On Thursday, 11 July, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin of a specific shape dedicated to the creative heritage of Niklāvs Strunke (1894–1966), Latvian painter, graphic artist and stage designer.

Niklāvs Strunke is one of the most original Latvian modernists, strongly proved his worth as an artist at the time coinciding with the declaration of Latvia's independence. One of his most distinguished works, the painting "Man Entering a Room" (1927), has been depicted on the reverse of the collector coin "Niklāvs Strunke". Meanwhile, the coin's obverse features a fragment of his painting "Self-Portrait with a Doll" (1921).

The graphic design of the collector coin "Niklāvs Strunke" has been created by artist Paulis Liepa, who has authored another two collector coins – "365" and "National Entrepreneur", whereas the author of the plaster model is Ivars Drulle.

Price: EUR 56.

Maximum mintage: 4000 coins. Purchase limit: 4 coins.

Available for purchase as of 11 July starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time):

· at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja);

· online at e-monetas.lv. Please see the terms of purchase and delivery at e-monetas.lv here.

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Special offer at e-monetas.lv

10.06.2019

The year 2019 marks the 5 year anniversary since Latvia joined the euro area. To celebrate that, Latvijas Banka released a special set of euro circulation coins "5 years in the euro area" this March.

On Thursday, 13 June, starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time) a limited number of the previously sold out coin sets "5 years in the euro area" will be available again via www.e-monetas.lv due to some cancellations.

Price: EUR 25. The price corresponds to the initial selling price of the coin sets. 

Number of sets: 342 pc. Purchase limit: 4 sets.

The coin sets will be available for purchase only at e-monetas.lv.

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Information about the next batch of "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula"

05.12.2018

Given the broad interest in the "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula", we are delighted to inform that almost 400 coins will be available for purchase as of 11 December.

The coin replicating a bubble fibula is the last one in the series of euro gold collector coins dedicated to Latvia's centenary. The first batch of this coin was sold out on the first day of sale.

The set "Gold Brooches" will be available for purchase only at the Cashier's Offices of Latvijas Banka. It will be compiled based on demand, using the coins already produced.

Maximum mintage of " Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula": 1 000 coins.

Price: EUR 560.00.

Purchase limit: 1 coin.

Available for purchase as of 11 December starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time):

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"Wisdom of Life in Silver", a special coin set for Christmas and other festive occasions

27.11.2018

On Thursday, November 29, Latvijas Banka will issue "Wisdom of Life in Silver", a special silver coin set in a beautiful gift box. The coin set contains two silver coins: "Fairy Tale Coin III. The Old Man's Mitten" and "Smith Forges in the Sky".

Latvian folk songs and fairy tales are a treasure trove of never-ending folk wisdom that preserves relevance throughout times. Fairy tales and folk songs make us think about the real values of relationships and life: harmony, compassion and empathy. We can reach harmony and increase the common well-being only if we cooperate and help each other.

The coin set dedicated to Latvian folklore comes in a special gift box and will be a nice gift for Christmas or for the New Year, both for adults and children.

The coin set "Wisdom of Life in Silver" will be available for purchase as of 29 November at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices and online at www.e-monetas.lv.

Price: 92 euro.
Number of sets: 300 pcs.
Purchase limit: 5 sets.

The coin set can be viewed here: https://www.e-monetas.lv/en/purchase

Coin set Wisdom of Life in Silver 

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Information about the next batch of "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula"

22.11.2018

Due to the great interest in the "Gold Brooches. The Bubble Fibula" and the set "Gold Brooches", Austrian Mint Münze Österreich Aktiengesellschaft is already working on the next part of the mintage. The collector coin and the set are expected in mid-December to have them available before Christmas. As the coin production process is complicated, approximately 400 coins will be available this year, but the exact number will be determined after receiving and inspecting the coins.

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Information about the expected sales date will be announced at the beginning of December. 

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As Christmas and New Year approaches, we would like to invite you to take a look at other coins available on www.e-monetas.lv as well as the specially designed coin sets for the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia.

A collector's coin is a great idea for a gift – it has a lasting value and it is an artwork made of gold or silver. Each represents a story about the values, personalities or history of Latvia.

"Coin of the Seasons" and "Baroque of Courland", or a more patriotic coin "The First Session of LPNC" would be suitable gifts for Christmas and New Year. However, art lovers would especially apreciate the coin "Janis Rozentāls" in a beautiful gift box. 

Numismatic products are available for purchase: 

  •          at Latvijas Banka Cashier's Offices (K. Valdemāra iela 1B in Riga and Teātra iela 3 in Liepāja);
  •          online at e-monetas.lv. Please see the terms of purchase and delivery at e-monetas.lv here.

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