Artūrs Analts (artist and designer)
UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Description of obverse and reverse
: Honeycomb cells (with various types of frosting) forming a rough outline of the geographic contour of Latvia and the Gulf of Riga; the inscription «LATVIJA» and the year date (2018).
Reverse: Honeycomb cells and face value (5 EURO).
A brief annotation
Since time immemorial, Latvians have associated the work of beekeepers with a healthy lifestyle, and it has also been surrounded by the poetic atmosphere of folk songs. A place bustling with bees tells us that it is dominated by cleanliness, harmony and order. It is the place where people's thoughts become lighter and their bodies healthier. The image of our Dievzemīte (the Land of God) has been nurtured and cherished for years. Citizens, who are as busy as bees in their day-to-day lives, enrich their country like bees fill a hive. The Honey Coin is a symbol of diligence and sweetness of work.