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Ainaži Nautical School

Ainaži Nautical School Ainaži Nautical School
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2014
Month: March
Nominal Value: 5 EUR
Maximum Mintage: 5 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 22.00
Diameter (mm): 35.00
Graphic design: Ivar Drulle
Plaster model: Ivar Drulle
Minted: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Netherlands)



Sale

Seller Price
COINS 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 69.00  [48.49 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 85.00  [59.74 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 95.00  [66.77 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Olegs 75.00  [52.71 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Jānis 75.00  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimirs 70.00  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Vlad 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 75.00  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Derivats 80.00  [56.22 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Ivars 75.00  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Juris 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
vlad 80.00  [56.22 Ls] Collector's cabinet
antons 95.00  [66.77 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Konstantin 88.00  [61.85 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Mārtiņš 75.00  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 75.00  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Sergejs 80.00  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vs Coin 80.00  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alik 80.00  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Einārs 80.00  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Natalja 100.00  [70.28 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 90.00  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Юрий 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
coins777 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Moneta 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Gintis 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
HAROM 50.90 €  [35.77 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
skolazzza 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 67.00 €  [47.09 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Mārtiņš 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Guntars 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
vlad 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Дмитрий 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Artūrs 61.00 €  [42.87 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Андрей 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ivo 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Daniels 80.00 €  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Juris 65.00 €  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Oleg 65.00 €  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Natalja 65.00 €  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alex 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vadim 55.00 €  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The number 5, with the inscription EURO beneath it, is placed in the centre. Four sailing ships are symmetrically arranged along the outer ring of the obverse.

Reverse

The central field features a compass, with an element painted red and pointing to the North. There are semi-circled inscriptions AINAŽU at the top and JŪRSKOLA at the bottom, and the years 1864 and 2014 on the left and right respectively.

Edge

The inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA and LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA, separated by rhombic dots.

In the beginning there were words. The call of Krišjānis Valdemārs (1825–1891), an ideologist of the so-called New Latvians, who was one of the key figures in the national awakening movement, found poetic expression in the verses of Auseklis (Miķelis Krogzemis; 1850–1879): "Go to sea, Latvians .." That was a call for Latvians to overcome their backwardness and isolation and take up a respectable place in the world's economy, to get to know the cultural treasures of the human race and integrate with Western civilisation. That could be accomplished by active economic operation and cooperation. The fact that the Latvian lands lay by a bustling sea seemed to be a clear sign of the budding nation's potential.

The words soon turned into deeds. On Valdemārs' initiative, the first Latvian and Estonian nautical school was established on 23 November 1864. This area of Vidzeme had long boasted tough and enterprising men. The seaside people created their prosperity by building small ships and by shipping cargoes to Riga and St. Petersburg. Soon they developed capabilities for building larger vessels and exploring faraway seas, but for that well-educated sailors and captains were needed. Before the establishment of the nautical school, such education was out of the average Latvian's reach. The school was financed by the ship owners of Ainaži: Juris, Andrejs and Oto Veide, Jānis Miķelsons, Gusts Lielmežs and others. It was housed in one of the buildings belonging to Juris Veide's household. The first headmaster was Swede Christian Dahl (1839–1904), who devoted thirty years of his life to this mission. At first, the school functioned as an elementary education establishment, offering specialisation in the fundamentals of navigation and students taking their exams in Riga or Pärnu.

As time went by, Ainaži Nautical School began to be viewed as a model. In 1867, the Russian Empire decreed to create a wider school system of this kind. Forty new nautical schools were opened, of which eleven were located in Latvia. Education was offered free of charge and was available to anyone in their native language. In 1880, Ainaži Nautical School was awarded the highest-category status, which meant that it could now groom sea captains. The school organised training voyages with the sailing ship "Katarina". Ch. Dahl with his students even helped explore the Northern passage. The school also gained several new buildings accommodating about 3 000 students. A thousand of them received the diploma of captain or steersman.

This education was closely tied to shipbuilding in Latvia: by the end of the 19th century, a fleet of 550 sailing ships had formed, of which 50 had been built in Ainaži. Crews of about a dozen people took cargoes not only to all the ports in Europe but sailed also across the Atlantic. Latvians were proudly going to sea, indeed ..

With the advent of World War I came a new era, and steel steamers began to dominate. Yet the previous fifty years of economic activity had had a nurturing effect on national self-confidence. Valdemārs and his fellow visionaries had laid the cornerstone for Latvia's future.

150 years have passed since the foundation of Ainaži Nautical School. By now citizens of free Latvia have sailed the seven seas; they have explored the world, integrated with the European Union and joined the euro area. The first euro collector coin issued by Latvijas Banka is dedicated to the anniversary of Ainaži Nautical School. The ship of great yearning, aspirations and dreams depicted on the coin is certain to sail smoothly around the world.
За период с 2014-03-04 по 2017-12-16 монета подорожала на 87%

Recent changes

[2017.11.10]   Rns: Purchase price of the coin Ainaži Nautical School changed from 45.00 € to 40.00
[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Ainaži Nautical School changed from 95.00 € to 85.00
[2017.11.04]   Eurogold: Coin Ainaži Nautical School taken out of sale
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Ainaži Nautical School taken out of sale
[2017.07.09]   Rns: Purchase price of the coin Ainaži Nautical School changed from 50.00 € to 45.00
[2017.03.20]   Rns: Received coin ad Ainaži Nautical School with 50.00
[2017.03.20]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Ainaži Nautical School with price 95.00
[2017.03.20]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Ainaži Nautical School changed from 45.00 € to 40.00
[2016.08.31]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Ainaži Nautical School taken out of sale
[2016.08.20]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Ainaži Nautical School changed from 100.00 € to 85.00