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90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood

90th Anniversary of Latvia\'s Statehood 90th Anniversary of Latvia\'s Statehood
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2008
Month: October
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 31.47
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Aigars Bikse
Plaster model: Aigars Bikse
Minted: Rahapaja Oy (Finland)



Sale

Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 70.00  [49.20 Ls] new Go to site
Vladimir 60.00  [42.17 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 70.00  [49.20 Ls] new Go to site
Latviancoins 75.00  [52.71 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 90.00  [63.25 Ls] new Go to site
ronnie 60.00  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Felix 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Lilita 82.00  [57.63 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Laura 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Aigars 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ivars 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Ilgvars 41.00 €  [28.81 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 46.00 €  [32.33 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 44.00 €  [30.92 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Olegs 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Dainis 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The first coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia designed by the sculptor Burkards Dzenis (1879-1966) is depicted in the centre of the coin, with an image of the red-white-red national flag underneath. The semicircular inscription LATVIJAI 90 is arranged in the upper part of the obverse and the inscription 1 LATS is centred in the lower part.

Reverse

A child's stylised picture of a boy and a girl holding a small national standard in their joined hands. The year 2008, inscribed in a semicircle, is at the bottom of the reverse.

Edge

Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.

The Republic of Latvia was proclaimed on 18 November 1918, at a time when the official coat of arms, the national flag and anthem, as well as the national currency had yet to be introduced. Instead, the founders of the Republic displayed courage, initiative and faith in free Latvia. They cherished the hope that the suffering endured during the World War I would never recur.

The radiant sun featured on the insignia of the Latvian riflemen was displayed on the first coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia designed by the sculptor Burkards Dzenis (1879-1966). The letter "L" represented Latvia and three stars symbolised the united regions. The red-white-red flag at the bottom of the coat of arms evoked the pure waters of the Daugava between banks washed with the blood of those fallen in battle and those perished as refugees.

Soldiers returned home victorious. Refugees came back to their native land. Those forced to abandon their homesteads regained their ruined property. Houses, the economy and the country and its official symbols alike were built up from scratch. The scattered families reunited. Latvia's children returned to fly the flag of the future.

The citizens of Latvia could not have foreseen, however, that the future would bring exile, refugee camps, Communists and Nazis taking turns occupying the land and persecuting its people, totalitarianism and finally a long awaited return to independence and democracy. In childlike faith, they were prepared to share Latvia's destiny. They cherished the flag they had received as they cherished their homeland. They enjoyed their freedom and never forgot it even after it was taken away. As alien powers were tearing apart their land, its children locked the image of the national flag in their hearts to raise it proudly when the time finally came to pass it on to the new generation.

Like a white butterfly with red wings the flag flutters in the hands of Latvia's children again. Time has shown that it is the loving children of any country, their lack of guile, power of hope and ability to grow, that are the best defenders of a country and its symbols.

Each 18 November, the children of Latvia are out in the streets with small national standards in their hands. The national colours are carried both by those who have a whole lifetime behind them and those who were born in the newly free country: by brother and sister, mother and father, grandfather and grandmother. All of them are Latvia's children. Latvia's legacy and future are in their protective hands.

The coin has been designed and modelled by Aigars Bikse.

The coin is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2018-12-14 монета подорожала на 38%

Recent changes

[2018.11.21]   Eurogold: On sale coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood with price 90.00
[2018.11.19]   Eurogold: Coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood taken out of sale
[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood with price 90.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood with price 70.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Purchase price of the coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood changed from 40.00 € to 30.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood with price 70.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood taken out of sale
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood changed from 40.00 € to 30.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin 90th Anniversary of Latvia's Statehood taken out of sale