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Baltic Way

Baltic Way Baltic Way
Type: Silver coin
Material: Silver 925°
Issuance Date: 2014
Month: August
Nominal Value: 5 EUR
Maximum Mintage: 10 000
Quality: Proof
Weight (g): 22.00
Diameter (mm): 35.00
Graphic design: Visvaldis Asaris
Plaster model: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Minted: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Netherlands)



Sale

Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 41.00  [28.81 Ls] new Go to site
Vladimir 34.00  [23.90 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 35.00  [24.60 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 45.00  [31.63 Ls] new Go to site
bank.lv 42.00  [29.52 Ls] new Go to site
bank.lv * 37.50  [26.36 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Roman 35.00  [24.60 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Andris 30.00  [21.08 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Mareks 40.00  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ronnie 38.00  [26.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Proof 35.00  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Coins 40.00  [28.11 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 42.00  [29.52 Ls] Go to site
Irina 41.00  [28.81 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Gvido 55.00  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 44.00  [30.92 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Juris 35.00  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vadim 40.00  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
EK 42.00  [29.52 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 35.00  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
julijalada 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Андрей 39.00  [27.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Janis 40.00  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 33.00  [23.19 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 45.00  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
sergej 35.00  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Svetlana 39.00  [27.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
sergej 35.00  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Olegs 45.00  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alex 45.00  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Silvija 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Natalja 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

* Wholesale price for the purchase of 10 or more coins

Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 17.00 €  [11.95 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 17.00 €  [11.95 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Eurogold 15.00 €  [10.54 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 32.00 €  [22.49 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 25.00 €  [17.57 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Moneta 25.00 €  [17.57 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Guntars 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 26.00 €  [18.27 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vlad 15.00 €  [10.54 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 22.00 €  [15.46 Ls] Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Sergejs 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The obverse is crossed by a braid with ribbons in the colours of national flags of the three Baltic Republics woven in it. The inscription "5 euro" is on the right. The lower left part of the obverse bears the semi-circled inscription BALTIJAS CEĻŠ 1989, with the year 2014 on the right.

Reverse

The reverse displays a vertical image of a tree trunk with exposed roots. There are two semi-circled inscriptions – ATMOSTAS BALTIJA (Awakening Baltics) on the left and LIETUVA LATVIJA EESTI (Lithuania Latvia Estonia) on the right.

Edge

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

The idea of freedom is one for which people have always been willing to pay the highest price. In Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania the yearning for freedom found a powerful expression at the end of the 1980s. The Baltic peoples were united by a common goal: to shake off the shackles of the Soviet totalitarian empire, which had meant subjugation of half a century and which had originated in the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact. This mutual non-aggression pact signed on 23 August 1939 by the USSR and Germany was supplemented by a secret protocol, which in fact meant the division of six independent European states into spheres of influence and occupation.

The Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact prepared and initiated World War II. The USSR, an active ally of Nazi Germany, occupied the Baltic States in the summer of 1940 in direct consequence of the pact. The social and economic orders were forcibly changed in accordance with the interests of the USSR and subject to the dictatorship of communist ideology and regime. The Baltic States were incorporated into this superpower, experiencing deportations and killing of their citizens, nationalisation and collectivisation, political terror and life behind the "iron curtain" in isolation from the world.

Fifty years after the criminal Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact was signed, on 23 August 1989 at 7 p.m., about two million residents of the Baltic countries joined hands forming a 600-kilometre-long human chain that joined Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius for 15 minutes. This unique action drew the attention of the entire world, highlighting the historical injustice and asserting that the idea of freedom and independence is very much alive in the minds and hearts of the three Baltic nations. In the lexicon of non-violent struggle, the message of Awakening, Popular Front and Singing Revolution was supplemented by another striking entry – the Baltic Way. It was like an informal referendum that demonstrated to the occupation power how united the Baltic nations were in their desire to regain their freedom and renew their independence. The Baltic Way demonstrated the effectiveness of non-violent struggle and the power of unity.

In 1991, the Baltic nations regained their statehood and political independence. The withdrawal of occupation troops, admittance of the Baltic countries to the United Nations and later to the European Union, NATO and many international organisations were natural milestones in their subsequent journey. On 30 July 2009, UNESCO included the documentary testimonies of the Baltic Way in the international register "Memory of the World". This Latvian euro coin is dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the striking event demonstrating unity among the three Baltic nations.

Recent changes

[2018.09.19]   bank.lv: Selling price of the coin Baltic Way changed from 36.00 € to 42.00
[2018.09.16]   Rns: Received coin ad Baltic Way with 17.00
[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin Baltic Way with price 45.00
[2018.09.16]   bank.lv: On sale coin Baltic Way with price 36.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Baltic Way with price 41.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Purchase price of the coin Baltic Way changed from 25.00 € to 17.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin Baltic Way with price 35.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin Baltic Way taken out of sale
[2018.08.16]   bank.lv: Coin Baltic Way taken out of sale
[2017.11.17]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Baltic Way changed from 38.00 € to 35.00