Coin "Stone Coin"

Каменная монета

Name Stone Coin
Presented by Bank of Latvia
Nominal value 1 lats
Metal Silver 925°
Thickness 2,7
Mintage 7000
Production quality Proof, granite (central disc)
Description of obverse and reverse Obverse: A grey granite disc (central part) and the inscription “LATVIJA” against the background of sun-rays is on the silver outer ring. Reverse: a gray granite disc encircled by a pattern of Latvian national ornaments on the silver outer ring.
A brief annotation The Balts have always assigned great symbolic value to stone: it signifies eternity and timelessness. Great rocks served our ancestors in their religious rituals and thus have a deep cultural layer surrounding them. The speckled granite disc in the reverse of the coin is framed by a silver band with carved ornaments of a particular order: the simple gradually evolves into the complicated. The motifs have been borrowed from the legendary Lielvārde belt, which has been included in the Latvian Cultural Canon. The granite core of the coin and the rays of the rising sun on the obverse are the symbols of vitality and profoundness.
Designer Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design); Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)
Producer Mint of Finland

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