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Stone Coin

Stone Coin Stone Coin
Type: Coin two materials
Material: Silver 925°, granite
Issuance Date: 2012
Month: January
Nominal Value: 1 Ls
Maximum Mintage: 7 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 13.60
Diameter (mm): 35.00
Graphic design: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Plaster model: Jānis Strupulis
Minted: Rahapaja Oy (Finland)



Sale

Seller Price
COINS 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Rns 65.00  [45.68 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Proof 50.00  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 60.00  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Derivats 60.00  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Lilita 68.00  [47.79 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimirs 53.00  [37.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Arvydas 45.00  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 55.00  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 65.00  [45.68 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Mclub 45.53  [32.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Vladimir 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Jevgeny 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Jānis 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Moneta 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Serge 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Andris 46.00 €  [32.33 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 22.30 €  [15.67 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

A granite disc is embedded in the centre, the inscription LATVIJA is placed above on the silver outer ring, the inscription 2011 is on the right, and the inscription 1 LATS is semi-circled beneath.

Reverse

The central part features a gray granite disc encircled by a pattern of Latvian national ornaments on silver outer ring.

Edge

Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA, separated by dots.

The name of the coin takes us back to pre-history, to the Stone Age when, as a result of vast-scale processes in Europe, the rocks (including granite) thrown up from the depths of the earth by the hot magma formed the mantle of the earth. In Latvia, these rocks lie deep and protect us from strong earthquakes. We can therefore say that we have a steady ground underfoot.

The glaciers from Scandinavia gradually slid down southward, bringing the big stones that were not ground up also to Latvia. We take care to protect them because these large rocks are of triple value: aesthetic, because they adorn the typical Latvian landscape, scientific and as cultural heritage. These great rocks served our ancestors in their religious rituals and thus have a deep cultural layer surrounding them, while the rock surface preserves carved or graphic signs transmitting important information of bygone times.

Rocks have often been said to possess a special kind of energy, yet it is important to remember that the Earth is a cosmic body that constantly interacts with other such bodies. The properties of these interactions have yet to be thoroughly researched, but it seems an objective fact that the more substantial a rock, the more compact it is in its composition and the more energy it possesses.

Also in Latvian rural everyday life, stone has always had its place of honour. It has been laid as cornerstone when building a house, the grindstone has been put in much use, cobblestones line the romantic streets of old towns, and to this day stones are used to decorate lawns. The Balts have always assigned great symbolic value to stone: it signifies eternity and timelessness. The close ties the word granite has with farmer's greatest treasure (in Latin, granum means 'grain') evoke associations with harvest in the widest sense. Used here, granite expands the borders of coin art.

The great colour range of granite is formed by feldspars, quartz and coloured minerals. The speckled granite disc in the reverse of the coin is framed by a silver band with carved ornaments. The circle-shaped pattern of the ornaments suggests strict dynamism and a particular order: the simple gradually evolves into the complicated. The idea for this ornamental motif has been borrowed from the legendary Lielvārde belt, which has been included in the Latvian Cultural Canon. In Latvian tradition, a belt possesses magical properties: it is said to protect the wearer and ensure regeneration of plant, animal and human life. Plaiting a belt on Midsummer's night most probably symbolised putting one's earthly life in order.

In the silvery band that encircles the coin's obverse, the word LATVIJA has been carved in the style of Latvian ornaments. The granite core of the coin and the rays of the rising sun are the symbols of vitality and profoundness.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2018-06-21 монета подорожала на 39%

Recent changes

[2017.11.04]   Eurogold: Coin Stone Coin taken out of sale
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Stone Coin changed from 35.00 € to 25.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Stone Coin taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Stone Coin taken out of sale
[2016.10.14]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Stone Coin with price 60.00
[2016.08.20]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Stone Coin changed from 70.00 € to 59.00
[2016.03.02]   Latviancoins: Coin Stone Coin taken out of sale
[2016.01.14]   Eurogold: On sale coin Stone Coin with price 70.00
[2015.12.12]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Stone Coin with price 60.00
[2015.12.11]   Latviancoins: Coin Stone Coin taken out of sale