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Coin of Time

Coin of Time Coin of Time
Type: Coin two materials
Material: Silver 900°, niobium
Issuance Date: 2004
Month: November
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: UNC
Weight (g): 17.15
Diameter (mm): 34.00
Graphic design: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Plaster model: Jānis Strupulis
Minted: Münze Österreich (Austria)



Sale

Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 390.00  [274.09 Ls] new Go to site
Vladimir 370.00  [260.04 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 400.00  [281.12 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 400.00  [281.12 Ls] new Go to site
ANTIKWAR999 400.00  [281.12 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Proof 380.00  [267.06 Ls] Collector's cabinet
anders 350.00  [245.98 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Kirill 370.00  [260.04 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Юрий В 360.00  [253.01 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 425.00  [298.69 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
E. 360.00  [253.01 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 490.00  [344.37 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Nauris 575.00  [404.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Kristine 650.00  [456.82 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 190.00 €  [133.53 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 240.00 €  [168.67 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Aigars 260.00 €  [182.73 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ivars 260.00 €  [182.73 Ls] Collector's cabinet
georg 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 320.00 €  [224.90 Ls] Collector's cabinet
coins777 240.00 €  [168.67 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Hugo50 200.00 €  [140.56 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jevgeny 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
aleksej 330.00 €  [231.92 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Proof 300.00 €  [210.84 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Nikias 120.00 €  [84.34 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Guntars 345.00 €  [242.47 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 295.00 €  [207.33 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Pēteris 290.00 €  [203.81 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
andris 350.00 €  [245.98 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Daini 400.00 €  [281.12 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Edgars 150.00 €  [105.42 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
MICK 313.03 €  [220.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

A symbol of a heraldic rose with letters H and R beneath it is placed in the central part of the coin. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA (Republic of Latvia) is arranged in semicircle at the top of the outer ring, the inscription of the divided year 2004 is situated on the left and right from the coin's center, and beneath it there is the semicircular inscription VIENS 1 LATS (ONE 1 LATS).

Reverse

The reverse of the coin features the dial of the clock with indications of hours and minutes in the central part, and the names of months and the dates in the outer ring.

Edge

Plain

The Bank of Latvia is launching a unique bimetallic Coin of Time whose central part struck in hazy bluish metal niobium is enclosed by an outer silver ring. The images on this coin of remarkable shade and little known material - a heraldic five-petal rose and an astronomical clock - communicate a feeling of romance and mystery.

Heinrich Rose (1795-1864) started his carrier as a chemist and carried out his first investigations as an apprentice of a pharmacy in Jelgava at the beginning of the 19th century. Later he moved to Berlin, served as professor at the University of Berlin, and was member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences. In 1844, Heinrich Rose profoundly investigated the minerals columbites and tantalites from a variety of countries and discovered in them a new element with its chemical properties close to those of tantalum. H. Rose called this new element niobium. The names of both chemicals are derived from Greek mythology: Goddess Niobe was the daughter of Tantalus, son of Zeus. Niobium finds use in systems that are to operate in high temperatures and aggressive environments. Though it is a long time since multi-coloured coins, produced by coating the metal with enamel or dye, have been known to the numismatic circles, the use of niobium in coin minting started quite recently when Münze Österreich recognised the ability of the metal to create shades of colours as a result of electrochemical processing.

The reverse of the coin features an astronomical clock whose historical prototype can be seen in the luxuriant pediment of the Blackheads House. The clock dial lacks hands, and the central field of the blue niobium disc is empty. It entices and encourages the observance (engraving) of an essential solemn occasion - a child coming into the world, a daring idea flashing up, a significant activity successfully completed, a new family formed, - of anything that is an Event in human life. It is the Coin of Time, meant as a gift to embody personal memories of essential moments of life.

The niobium field of the obverse features a heraldic rose, symbol of love and reverence. The tiny, hardly visible letters H and R are a discreet reminder of the scientist who worked and made his discovery in Latvia.

Recent changes

[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin of Time with price 400.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Coin of Time with price 390.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin Coin of Time with price 400.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin Coin of Time taken out of sale
[2017.12.07]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Time changed from 200.00 € to 100.00
[2017.11.05]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Time changed from 220.00 € to 200.00
[2017.11.03]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Coin of Time changed from 430.00 € to 400.00
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Coin of Time changed from 250.00 € to 220.00
[2017.09.15]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Coin of Time changed from 450.00 € to 430.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Coin of Time taken out of sale