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Baby Coin

Baby Coin Baby Coin
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2013
Month: April
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 22.00
Diameter (mm): 35.00
Graphic design: Anita Paegle
Plaster model: Jānis Strupulis
Minted: Lietuvos monetų kalykla (Lithuania)



Sale

Seller Price
COINS 65.00  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 70.00  [49.20 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 75.00  [52.71 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 75.00  [52.71 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Agris 80.00  [56.22 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 70.00  [49.20 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Felix 70.00  [49.20 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
aleksej 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 70.00  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Serdg 75.00  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Edgars 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
vlad 66.00  [46.38 Ls] Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 70.00  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Riky 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
artjoms 75.00  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Svetlana 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Vladimir 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Anatolijs 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Moneta 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
imis 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Jānis 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Serge 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
skolazzza 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
vlad 44.00 €  [30.92 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Mārtiņš 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
didzis 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 47.00 €  [33.03 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

In the centre of the obverse, there is a cradle, held by a bird, with a baby in it. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA is semi-circled beneath it.

Reverse

The reverse features a mouse pulling a chest, with the inscription "1 lats" below.

Edge

The inscription LATVIJAS BANKA and the year 2013, each repeated twice, are separated by rhombic dots.

"Sweet little baby, welcome to this world! You were expected, we have great hopes for you, we wish you all the happiness in the world!" These and similar ones are the thoughts and words with which parents usually greet their newly arrived offspring. The Latvian expecting mothers and newborn babies were protected and cared for by the pagan goddess Laima, whereas elsewhere in the world it was a task performed by other deities and spirits: for ancient Greeks, it was the goddess Eileithyia supported by Hera and Artemis; for the Romans, it was Juno.

The parents' joy over the new birth is shared by the close and more distant relatives and friends as well as colleagues. In some countries, the excitement over the expected newcomer is expressed even before the birth. Thus, for instance, in the United States, there is the baby shower thrown for the expectant mother by her girlfriends. Europeans tend to be more cautious, but in Latvia there is the tradition, celebrated in many folk-songs, of visiting the newborn about a month after his or her arrival.  

Along with wishes of happiness and good health we tend to bring the newborn some present as a material, tangible evidence of our good will. In the old days, it often was a loaf of homemade bread as well as something more lasting that could be used right away: a piece of clothing, a baby carriage, a toy or a book of good advice. Often the present is something valuable reminding the recipient later in life that his or her arrival in this world was met with great joy. Many a jewellery box contains a silver spoon or horseshoe shaped brooch, a golden cross or heart on a chain. A popular present is a silver or gold coin serving as a symbolic starting capital for a materially secure life.

The Baby Coin issued by the Bank of Latvia is just such a present. The concept behind it is the wish to secure family ties, for children represent an existential issue for any country and nation. Both the giver and the taker of present, the Baby Coin, will enjoy the little mouse on the reverse of the coin pulling a chest full of sweet dreams. Join in and put also the Baby Coin in the chest!
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2017-12-16 монета подорожала на 60%

Recent changes

[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Baby Coin changed from 50.00 € to 30.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Baby Coin taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Baby Coin taken out of sale
[2016.10.14]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Baby Coin with price 75.00
[2016.06.03]   Rns: Purchase price of the coin Baby Coin changed from 40.00 € to 45.00
[2016.03.02]   Latviancoins: Coin Baby Coin taken out of sale
[2016.01.14]   Eurogold: On sale coin Baby Coin with price 95.00
[2016.01.13]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Baby Coin changed from 75.00 € to 80.00
[2015.12.14]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Baby Coin changed from 70.00 € to 75.00
[2015.12.12]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Baby Coin with price 75.00