Latvia 5 euro 2018 - My Latvia

Product Code: 5E2018LV1
Latvia 5 euro 2018 - My Latvia

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Country: Latvia Denomination: 5 euro Year: 2018 Theme: My Latvia Mintage: 4.000 Metal: Silver 925° Weight: 31.47 gram Diameter: 38.61 Quality: PROOF, with three-colour print on the reverse ... Read more...

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Country: Latvia
Denomination: 5 euro
Year: 2018
Theme: My Latvia
Mintage: 4.000

Metal: Silver 925°
Weight: 31.47 gram
Diameter: 38.61

Quality: PROOF, with three-colour print on the reverse


Obverse
The large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 2018 inscribed beneath, is placed in the centre. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA, arranged in a semicircle, is above the central motif. The inscription EURO, topped with the numeral 5, are placed beneath the central motif.

Reverse
A drawing of a smiling sun is featured on the reverse, with the inscription SAULES MŪŽU LATVIJAI (May Latvia live and prosper forever) to the right.

Edge
The inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA and LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA are separated by rhombic dots.

The Sun, a source of all life on Earth, a symbol of kindness, the core of human being and its basic value, is the nucleus in numerous Latvian folk songs. The image of the Sun has been extremely inventively interpreted in the drawing by a 10-year old schoolgirl, submitted to the children's open coin design contest recording 6 742 participants, which Latvijas Banka organised to honour the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Latvia. The contest under the motto "My Latvia" was held over the end of 2016–the beginning of 2017 period.

Over 10 000 drawings were presented. Due to subtly nuanced presentations, the works of 19 young authors were selected for awards, while the winner was Elizabete Kandere, a girl from the County of Grobiņa. It was her drawing of the Sun that was made into the design of the new euro coin because of its charming optimism and buoyancy. The Sun's passage resembles that of a cheese wheel, it is shining bright as an amber bead... Moreover, the image is enhanced with monumentality and uniqueness via its spontaneous modernism and sincere well-wishing "May Latvia live and prosper forever!". Every true patriot and well-disposed person lucky enough to have this Latvijas Banka's coin will definitely subscribe to this wish.

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