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Riga-800. 13th Century

Riga-800. 13th Century Riga-800. 13th Century
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 1996
Month: July
Nominal Value: 10 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 8 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 31.47
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Royal Mint (United Kingdom)



Sale

Seller Price
Rns 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 55.00  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Coins 35.00  [24.60 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Gvido 65.00  [45.68 Ls] Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Derivats 42.00 €  [29.52 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Aigars 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Aleksandr 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

A motif of the seal of Riga Town Council (1226) - walls of a medieval town, St. Peter's keys, and a crosier - is featured in the centre of the coin by matting the metal to different degrees. The year 1995, numeral 10 and inscription LATU (lats) are placed beneath the motif.

Reverse

The picture of Bishop Albert as depicted on his seal is featured by matting the metal to different degrees. The inscriptions BISKAPS ALBERTS (Bishop Albert) and XIII GS. (13th century), each arranged in a semicircle, are placed to the left and to the right of the picture, respectively. The inscription RIGA-800 is placed beneath the picture.

Edge

The inscriptions LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA (Republic of Latvia) and LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.

Riga is the heart of the Baltic, and over the centuries has been a city of many rulers. Desired and acquired, often ravaged and rebuilt, Riga remains the eternal bridge between East and West.

Riga grew dynamically in the 13th century. First mentioned in 1198 as a Liv and Cour settlement on the river Daugava, Riga soon became a significant city: the centre of Livonia and a member of the Hanseatic League in 1282. This rapid change was driven by Bishop Albert (Albrecht von Buxhoevden), the first Bishop of Riga, who arrived in the Baltic with 500 German crusaders. His mission was to unite the Baltic tribes in Christianity. Bishop Albert was the official founder of Riga (1201). In the course of the Bishop's 30 years rule Riga become a major trading centre. Riga's silhouette was defined with the castle of the Livonian Order, churches, monasteries and the Riga Dome, one of the grandest buildings of the medieval Livonia.

The 13th century was marked by the indigenous people's sacrifice: battles against suppression and catastrophic fires. By the end of the century, however, tradesmen's buildings had merged with the local population's villages creating the city Riga is today: ethnically diverse but firmly rooted in Western European culture.

The coin's reverse portrays a likeness of Riga's founder Bishop Albert with his sceptre. The city's wall with its towers is featured in Riga's first coat of arms (1226) on the coin's obverse. St. Peter's keys represent the protection of Papal curia, while the sceptre capped by a cross, the Bishop's power.

Recent changes

[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Riga-800. 13th Century changed from 55.00 € to 50.00
[2017.11.04]   Eurogold: Coin Riga-800. 13th Century taken out of sale
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Riga-800. 13th Century changed from 32.00 € to 20.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Riga-800. 13th Century taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Riga-800. 13th Century taken out of sale
[2016.05.07]   Eurogold: On sale coin Riga-800. 13th Century with price 57.00
[2016.03.02]   Latviancoins: Coin Riga-800. 13th Century taken out of sale
[2016.02.18]   Rns: On sale coin Riga-800. 13th Century with price 55.00
[2016.02.17]   Rns: Coin Riga-800. 13th Century taken out of sale
[2016.01.14]   Rns: Purchase price of the coin Riga-800. 13th Century changed from 32.00 € to 30.00