Bank of Latvia
20,00 (silver – 14,00)
40,00 (outer ring – 4,00; perlucor ring – 12,00; Earth's image – 8,00)
Mārcis Kalniņš (graphic design)
UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: a ring of perlucor, enclosed by a silver outer ring with the inscriptions 5 EURO and LATVIJA on it, and a silver curved image of the Earth featuring geophysical map of the world in colour print at its centre.
Reverse: a ring of perlucor, enclosed by a silver outer ring with the inscriptions ZEME and 2016 on it, and a silver curved image of the Earth featuring geophysical map of the world in colour print at its centre.
A brief annotation
The Earth is the third planet in the solar system and the fifth largest. With its magnetic field and the atmosphere that protect against solar radiation and smaller meteorites, the Earth is unique. Being a tiny grain of dust in the Universe, is the only home for about 7.5 billion people who can enjoy its blue sky and green fields; its forests, mountains, rivers, lakes and seas; its glaciers, deserts and volcanoes; its heavenly peace and ravaging storms. By combining 2 silver parts of this coin (the jewel-like Earth at the centre and the thin outer ring) with a transparent diaphanous veil made fr om an innovative transparent material – perlucor, the collector coin "The Earth" represents the Universe wh ere the planet Earth is floating as an island of life.