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Coin of Latvia

Coin of Latvia Coin of Latvia
Type: Gold coin
Material: Gold 999.9°
Issuance Date: 2008
Month: April
Nominal Value: 20 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: UNC
Weight (g): 10.00
Diameter (mm): 22.00
Graphic design: Teodors Zalkalns
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Münze Österreich (Austria)



Sale

Seller Price
Vladimir 780.00  [548.18 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 850.00  [597.38 Ls] new Go to site
voldemars 800.00  [562.24 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
jelena 800.00  [562.24 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Alex 660.00  [463.85 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Mārtiņš 777.00  [546.08 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 750.00  [527.10 Ls] Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 440.00  [309.23 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 420.00 €  [295.18 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 540.00 €  [379.51 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
janis 655.00 €  [460.33 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 580.00 €  [407.62 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Normunds S 500.00 €  [351.40 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Boriss 650.00 €  [456.82 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Proof 450.00 €  [316.26 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Sprinter 560.00 €  [393.57 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 560.00 €  [393.57 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Perpetuum 555.00 €  [390.05 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
monetaslatvija 440.00 €  [309.23 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
coins777 400.00 €  [281.12 Ls] Collector's cabinet
22446402 530.00 €  [372.48 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 560.00 €  [393.57 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Сергей 400.00 €  [281.12 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ilja 420.00 €  [295.18 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
antons 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Guntars 500.00 €  [351.40 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
VeryFine 390.00 €  [274.09 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Milen 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
John 476.00 €  [334.53 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

In centre right, there is a woman's face in profile; the woman's head is covered with a scarf. Above left there is the inscription LATVIJA arranged in a semicircle; the numerals signifying year 2008 are arranged in a semicircle below left.

Reverse

Top centre features the numeral 20, with the inscription LATI underneath, and the year 1922 at the very bottom. The inscription T. ZALKALNS is arranged in a semicircle in the bottom left. In the centre, there is a vessel with a curdled milk beverage, an apple, a jug of milk, a loaf of bread and a knife on the table.

Edge

Plain.

The gold "Coin of Latvia" shines with the promise of a good fortune and happiness in the future. It is also a special sign of recognition of an outstanding Latvian sculptor, since it carries out the project conceived by Teodors Zalkalns (Grinbergs until 1930; 1876–1972) in 1922 to create a 20-lats gold coin. The plaster model of the coin preserved in the archives of the Latvian National Museum of History contains symbols that are of great significance to Latvia.

Zalkalns' images of mother belong to the classical treasures of Latvian sculpture. The sculptures created during World War I and modelled after a refugee from Courland are a potent symbol of the nation's suffering and transcending that suffering. The obverse of the coin also features a woman in a headscarf, which to any Latvian signifies motherhood: when a baby was born, the husband presented the wife with a headscarf. A woman used it to cover her head whenever she ventured out in the world. Folk tradition has it that a person who is lost can find the right way if she turns the headscarf inside out and ties it anew; that a knot in one of the loose ends can help one remember, and if such a knot is tied when a star is falling, one's wish will come true. All these good things are tied to the mother image. Mother is the symbol of never-ending cycle of life, linking the past, present and future generations.

The feminine principle gives life to an individual and likewise is at the core of the family and state. The feminine principle unites the spiritual with the material; the symbols on the reverse of the coin, bread, apple, vessel with a curdled milk beverage and a jug of milk, also signify fertility and plenitude. A knife, symbolising masculine action, is placed next to the feminine images.

The eloquent language of signs tells the story of what was most important to the Latvians as their state and the national currency was born and these same values are paramount today as well.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2021-09-19 монета подорожала на 48%

Recent changes

[2021.08.31]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin of Latvia with price 850.00
[2021.05.10]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Latvia taken out of sale
[2020.12.13]   Rns: Coin Coin of Latvia taken out of sale
[2020.11.08]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Latvia taken out of sale
[2020.11.06]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin of Latvia with price 650.00
[2020.11.06]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Latvia changed from 495.00 € to 520.00
[2020.08.13]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Coin of Latvia changed from 545.00 € to 625.00
[2020.06.12]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Latvia changed from 425.00 € to 495.00
[2020.05.08]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Latvia taken out of sale
[2020.04.07]   Eurogold: Selling price of the coin Coin of Latvia changed from 550.00 € to 570.00