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Freedom Fights (1918-1920)
Борьба за свободу (1918-1920)
Presented by
Bank of Latvia
Nominal value
5 euro
Weight
22
Diameter
35,00
Metal
Silver 925°
Mintage
4000
Production quality
Proof, with two-colour print on the obverse
Designer
Andris Vārpa (graphic design and plaster model)
Producer
UAB Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)
Description of obverse and reverse
Obverse: A stylised march of fighters depicted in the Cubist manner is featured in the centre of the obverse, and a soldier bidding farewell to his fiancée – to the left of the centre. The inscription "FREEDOM FIGHTS" is arranged in a semicircle along the edge in the right upper part, but the inscriptions "LATVIJA" and the years "1918–1920" are located at the bottom part of the obverse. 

Reverse: The red-white-red flag of Latvia is featured in the centre with broken entrenchment barriers on each of its sides. The inscription "5 EURO" is arranged in a semicircle along the edge in the left upper part of the reverse, but that of the year 2019 – in a semicircle along the edge in the right lower part.
A brief annotation
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. 

One of the most significant and challenging 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. This period is known today as the Latvian War of Independence.
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№ 2 (59) 2022
№ 2 (59) 2022
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