Laimonis Šenbergs (graphic design). Laimonis Šenbergs (graphic design). Janis Strupulis (plaster model)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: heraldic rose.
Reverse: representations of the eight lunar phases, and the centre of the circle depicts a bird's-eye view of various landscape elements, arranged in the form of a wreath.
A brief annotation
The silver ring on the coin's reverse features 8 phases of the Moon. The lunar phases have been often used for counting the time. The Moon causes tide and ebb that have a powerful global influence. Earth's atmosphere also experiences ebbs and tides, which affect the weather as well as move the magma, preventing it from hardening and at times making it burst to the surface of the Earth in the form of molten lava. On the green niobium disc there are forests and fields, rocks and watery wastes of our planet. They are viewed in a circle evoking associations with the Advent or Midsummer Solstice wreaths, a tangible representation of the great routes incessantly travelled by the Sun, the Earth, and the faithful companion of the latter, the Moon.