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Coats of Arms Coin
Монета гербов
Presented by
Bank of Latvia
Nominal value
5 euro
Silver 925°
Production quality
Proof, with two-colour print on the obverse
Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design), Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)
UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: the coat of arms of Latvia featured in the centre, with the logo of Latvia's centenary placed below it. The years 1918–2018, inscribed in a semicircle, are at the bottom of the obverse. 

Reverse: the coats of arms of Latvia's cultural and historical regions and the inscriptions «KURZEME», «VIDZEME», «ZEMGALE» and «LATGALE» are placed against the background of the lion, griffin and elk, the heraldic symbols of the historical coats of arms. The inscription «5 EURO», arranged in a semicircle, is at the bottom on the right. 

Edge: The inscription «DIEVS, SVĒTĪ LATVIJU!» (God Bless Latvia!); a rhombic dot separates the end of the sentence from its beginning.
A brief annotation
On 18 November 1918 an independent state, uniting all territories inhabited by Latvians, was established for the first time ever. The complicated course of Latvia's history was also reflected in its heraldic symbols. 

The lion was part of the coat of arms of the Duchy of Courland and Semigallia and reflected western Latvia. The griffin was associated with Vidzeme and Latgale (the Duchy of Pārdaugava). 

The coin bearing the images of the great coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia and the coats of arms of its cultural and historical regions is Latvijas Banka's contribution to Latvia's centenary.
New issue
№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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