Coin of Life

Coin of Life Coin of Life
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2007
Month: December
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 31.47
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Ilmars Blumbergs
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Monnaie de Paris (France)


Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 130.00  [91.36 Ls] Go to site
Vladimir 125.00  [87.85 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 135.00  [94.88 Ls] Go to site
Latviancoins 150.00  [105.42 Ls] Go to site
ANTIKWAR999 115.00  [80.82 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Vladimirs 115.00  [80.82 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Inese 130.00  [91.36 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 115.00  [80.82 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Kristiāna 150.00  [105.42 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 85.00 €  [59.74 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Dmitriy 80.00 €  [56.22 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 85.00 €  [59.74 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Numista 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aigars 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
L1 85.00 €  [59.74 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 65.00 €  [45.68 Ls] Collector's cabinet
aleksej 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Andris 95.00 €  [66.77 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Pēteris 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 88.00 €  [61.85 Ls] Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Two golden heart-shaped leaves linked with a silver line are placed in the centre. The inscriptions 2007 and 1 LATS, each arranged in a semicircle, are at the top on the left and at the bottom on the right respectively.


The reverse of the coin features Mother embracing a child in golden swaddling-clothes. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA, arranged in a semicircle, is at the top on the right.



"Close your eyes," says John Chrysostom, addressing those in the presence of a sacred image, for it is a passionate plea that is of importance in this mysterious event, not viewing or exploitation. In designing Madonna with a Child for the reverse of the coin, Ilmārs Blumbergs seems to have followed Chrysostom's advice, for the half-closed eyelids of the woman radiate an indirect, gentle gaze at the new life, yet simultaneously the gaze is turned inward as a vision of some higher being. The newborn has not yet awakened, it is unaware of its being.

The creator and life are mysteriously connected, as are the artist's design and its viewer. The Madonna icon is the symbol of motherly love that embraces creation and education, a never ending care for those travelling through life and those in face of peril and disaster. It has always been one of the most popular icons, for people turn to it when they need to strengthen their hope and faith.

The obverse of the coin features two golden heart-shaped leaves against a perfectly smooth background. The laconic composition entails a two-fold message. The first part is a direct reference to the plant symbolism characteristic of an agrarian culture: a fresh two-leaf shoot as a seedling of life. The second is less direct and its meaning is manifold: lips and a kiss as a symbol of life giving force, faithfulness and respect, as a sign of erotic love, also the treachery of Judas… In other words, it is a concentrate of human experience.

In recent decades, people's understanding of classical values has changed. The youth associate Madonna with the famous pop star, whereas "icon" (from the Greek "eikōn" - an image) that for centuries was associated with sacred art in Christian churches has become a computer term that’s associated with launching a program or performing a task.

An understanding of the miracle of life is the program and task represented by this coin.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2020-05-01 монета подорожала на 26%

Recent changes

[2018.12.10]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Life taken out of sale
[2018.11.21]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin of Life with price 140.00
[2018.11.19]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Life taken out of sale
[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin of Life with price 140.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Coin of Life changed from 120.00 € to 130.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Life changed from 80.00 € to 55.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin Coin of Life with price 135.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin Coin of Life taken out of sale
[2017.12.08]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Life changed from 60.00 € to 40.00
[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Coin of Life changed from 140.00 € to 135.00