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Series: People. Krisjanis Barons

Series: People. Krisjanis Barons Series: People. Krisjanis Barons
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2006
Month: August
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 31.47
Diameter (mm): 38.61
Graphic design: Arta Ozola-Jaunaraja
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Netherlands)



Sale

Seller Price
Vladimir 65.00  [45.68 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 44.00  [30.92 Ls] Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Eurogold 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Anatolijs 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 28.00 €  [19.68 Ls] Collector's cabinet
виктор 22.00 €  [15.46 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 25.00 €  [17.57 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The obverse of the coin is divided vertically into two fields (proportion 2: 1). The inscription 1 LATS is in the center of the right field, with the year 2006 semicircled at its lower part. The left field features the starry sky.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin is divided vertically into two fields (proportion 1: 2). The right field features an originally struck photo portrait of Krisjanis Barons, topped by a semicircled inscription KAS VAR ZVAIGZNES SASKAITIT… (Who can count the stars…), with Krisjanis Barons' facsimile signature at the bottom. The left field features the starry sky.

Edge

Inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia) and LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA (Republic of Latvia), separated by a dot.

Latvian dainas is a body of more than one million Latvian folk songs. The Latvian daina is usually in quatrain form, a poetic miniature, strict in form but communicating a rich content. In terms of form, dainas are probably closest to the Japanese haiku. For Latvians they represent both a treasure trove of the nation's material and spiritual heritage and a cultural tradition that is very much alive today.

Who can count the stars …, the phrase quoted on the reverse of the coin above the portrait of Krisjanis Barons (1835-1923), is followed, in the daina, by Who can sing the songs -  a poetic way of stating that Latvians have as many folk songs as there are stars in the sky. A mathematician and astronomer, Barons dedicated almost half of his life to the collection of dainas, keeping track of their number and devising a clever and accurate classification system. By involving schoolteachers, pupils, students and narrators in the process, he helped to salvage this unique cultural treasure, which in 1894-1915 in Jelgava and later in St. Petersburg was published in a six-volume edition. Latvians refer to Barons as the Father of Dainas, recognising that through preserved continuity the nation has inherited eternity.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2018-05-27 монета подорожала на 81%

Recent changes

[2017.11.16]   Rns: Coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons taken out of sale
[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons changed from 45.00 € to 65.00
[2017.03.20]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons changed from 25.00 € to 35.00
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Eurogold: Coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons taken out of sale
[2016.05.07]   Eurogold: On sale coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons with price 50.00
[2016.03.02]   Latviancoins: Coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons taken out of sale
[2016.02.18]   Rns: On sale coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons with price 45.00
[2016.02.17]   Rns: Coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons taken out of sale
[2016.01.14]   Eurogold: On sale coin Series: People. Krisjanis Barons with price 50.00