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Coin of Digits

Coin of Digits Coin of Digits
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 999°
Issuance Date: 2006
Month: December
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 2 007
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 27.00
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Ilmars Blumbergs
Plaster model: Jānis Strupulis
Minted: Münze Österreich (Austria)



Sale

Seller Price
Vladimir 370.00  [260.04 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 425.00  [298.69 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 375.00  [263.55 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 389.00  [273.39 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Proof 400.00  [281.12 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Olga 380.00  [267.06 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Uģis 400.00  [281.12 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Laila 400.00  [281.12 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 390.00  [274.09 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 470.00  [330.32 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 690.00  [484.93 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Eurogold 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 310.00 €  [217.87 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eddy 330.00 €  [231.92 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Hugo50 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ivars 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] Collector's cabinet
janis 340.00 €  [238.95 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
antons 250.00 €  [175.70 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aigars 310.00 €  [217.87 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
coins777 250.00 €  [175.70 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Serge 350.00 €  [245.98 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Pēteris 290.00 €  [203.81 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Gerald 370.00 €  [260.04 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Daini 450.00 €  [316.26 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Nauris 362.83 €  [255.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The Arabic numeral 0 is in the centre of the heptagon, with the year 2007 arranged above it to the left, and the inscription 1 LATS placed to the right, against a background of an Oriental pattern of curvy lines.

Reverse

The Roman numeral I is in the centre of the heptagon, with the year MMVII split and arranged on both sides of it, against a background of an ornament of straight lines forming the shapes of Roman numerals.

Edge

Plain.

The Coin of Digits is an alien coming from a faraway unknown. Its unusual heptagon shape and the quaint characters on the metallic surface seem to invite one to seek for some ancient message.

Since time immemorial the numeral seven has been considered a mysterious, even supernatural and sacred number, a sign of perfection and accomplishment. It incorporates the symbolism of both the number three associated with the heaven and four associated with the earth. There are several references to the number seven in the Bible, bearing both positive and negative connotations, but always expressing completeness: a book sealed with seven seals; the seven bowls of God's wrath. The seven wonders of the world are well known to this day.

In Latvian, the word "cipars" (digit) has other meanings as well: a trick, a joke, a prank. Thus lofty symbolism has always co-existed with the down-to-earth, and the number seven bears equally strong associations with the seven dwarfs and with the seven kids and the angry wolf from fairy-tales.

On the obverse of the coin, the seven edges provide a strict frame for an infinite expanse of signs where the number 2007 and the central disc incorporating a shining zero sign stand out amidst a lattice of Oriental ornaments. It is a reminder of Arabic numerals, borrowed from Indian symbols and used nowadays to represent numbers.

The reverse depicts a clean-cut Roman numeral one, like a soldier standing to attention in the centre of the coin. The Roman numerals are considered to possess a special aura of importance. Hence instead of the commonly used Arabic numerals they appear in the titles of monarchs and references to notable anniversaries.

The Coin of Digits reminds us that numbers are powerful symbols created by people. Ilmars Blumbergs, the designer of the coin, says: "In the modern world, circulation of information is of primary significance. We use digits for creating, saving and transmitting information electronically. It is just two digits: 0 and 1. Ideas expressed as a digital code become available to anyone. These two digits bring the world closer together."

Recent changes

[2017.12.07]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 210.00 € to 100.00
[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 450.00 € to 425.00
[2017.11.05]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 220.00 € to 210.00
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 270.00 € to 220.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Digits taken out of sale
[2017.05.16]   Eurogold: Selling price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 490.00 € to 450.00
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Coin of Digits taken out of sale
[2016.08.20]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 445.00 € to 420.00
[2016.06.17]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 290.00 € to 270.00
[2016.06.17]   Eurogold: Selling price of the coin Coin of Digits changed from 580.00 € to 490.00