ENG LAT RUS LIT

Coin "Riga Ship"

Coin \ Coin \
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 1998
Month: March
Nominal Value: 10 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 15 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 31.47
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Arvids Priedite
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Valcambi SA (Switzerland)



Sale

Seller Price
Rns 95.00  [66.77 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Asais 90.00  [63.25 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
coins777 90.00  [63.25 Ls] Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Vladimir 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Aigars 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 95.00 €  [66.77 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
aleksej 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Maksim 80.00 €  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alex 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 1997 inscribed below, is placed in the centre. The inscriptions LATVIJAS and REPUBLIKA, each arranged in a semicircle, are above and beneath the central motif, respectively.

Reverse

A 12th century ship is featured in the upper part of the coin. The inscription RIGAS KUGIS XII GS (Riga ship 12th century), arranged in a semicircle, is above the motif. The wreck of the ship discovered during excavations is depicted in the lower part; the numeral 10 and the inscription LATU (lats) are placed beneath the motif.

Edge

Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by three stars.

During the 1939 archaeological excavations in Old Riga in, a group of archaeologists headed by the Director of the Riga City History Museum Rauls Snore (1901-1962) found fragments of a ship in territory of the old Riga port, once situated on the bank of the river Riga. The ship lay some 6.5 metres below the present street level, in-between Valnu, Ridzenes and 13. Janvara Streets.

The so-called Riga ship was a clinker-built sailing-ship, with a high bow, one mast and a yard. Her body and boarding were made of oak, while the interior was lined with pine panels. It is likely that the boards had been trimmed with an axe (no trace left by a saw was detected). Joints were secured with wooden pegs, iron nails and rivets. The ship's dimensions, according to estimates, were the following: length 17 metres, width 4.9 metres, height of the boards in the middle part 2.4 metres, draught 1 metre, weight 4 300 kilograms, and carrying capacity 30 tons.

During the Second World War, some fragments of the ship were destroyed. Research was resumed in 1970, when technical drawings of the Riga ship were made and an oak model was constructed according to the scale 1:10. Scientists assume that this unique finding dates back to the end of the 12th century. The fragments and model of the Riga ship are displayed at the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation and depicted on the reverse of the collector coin of the Bank of Latvia. The obverse shows the large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2017-12-16 монета подорожала на 21%

Recent changes

[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Coin "Riga Ship" taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Coin "Riga Ship" taken out of sale
[2016.05.07]   Eurogold: On sale coin Coin "Riga Ship" with price 100.00
[2016.02.18]   Rns: On sale coin Coin "Riga Ship" with price 95.00
[2016.02.17]   Rns: Coin Coin "Riga Ship" taken out of sale
[2016.01.14]   Rns: Purchase price of the coin Coin "Riga Ship" changed from 65.00 € to 70.00
[2015.08.30]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Coin "Riga Ship" taken out of sale
[2015.08.24]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Coin "Riga Ship" with price 220.00
[2015.06.11]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Coin "Riga Ship" taken out of sale
[2015.06.07]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Coin "Riga Ship" with price 220.00