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1 lats - Christmas tree

1 lats - Christmas tree 1 lats - Christmas tree
Tipas: Vario ir nikelio lydinys
Medžiaga: Cu/Ni
Išleista: 2009
Nominalas: 1 Ls
Tiražas: 1 000 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 4.80
Skersmuo (mm): 21.75
Monetos dailininkas: Arvids Priedite
Gipsinis modelis: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Moneta nukaldinta: Staatliche Münze Berlin (Vokietija)



Sale

Seller Price
Eurogold 2.50  [1.76 Ls] new Go to site
Felix 2.00  [1.41 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Roman 1.70  [1.19 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Anrijs 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 1.80  [1.27 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 2.50  [1.76 Ls] Go to site
Irina 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
agris101 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Asais 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Sabine 1.80  [1.27 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Kristīna 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Konstantin 1.80  [1.27 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Inese 3.00  [2.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jūlija 1.50  [1.05 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Līva 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ella 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Māris 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Māris 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Māris 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ingus 2.85  [2.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Михаил 2.15  [1.51 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Žans 10.00  [7.03 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vlad 5.00  [3.51 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Juris 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alex 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Natalja 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Maksims 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Pjotrs 3.00  [2.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Sindija 4.00  [2.81 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
kristine 2.00  [1.41 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Kristine 3.00  [2.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Serdg 2.50  [1.76 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Māra 2.85  [2.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Mārtiņš 2.13  [1.50 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Zane  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Obverse

The large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 2009 inscribed below, is placed in the centre. The inscriptions LATVIJAS and REPUBLIKA, each arranged in a semicircle, are above and beneath the central motif respectively.

Reverse

A decorated Christmas tree is depicted in the centre of the coin, with the numeral 1 and the inscription LATS placed to the left and right of it respectively.

Edge

Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.

Fir-trees are evergreen conifers; in Latvia, they cover one fifth of all forest area. A fir-tree may grow as long as 120 years and reach a height of up to 40 metres. Though its "life expectancy" is over 300 years, more often than not a fir-tree is destined to a short-lived life, albeit in exchange for the opportunity to bring people much joy. Since we are becoming increasingly environment conscious, our Christmas tree is frequently cultivated or even artificial rather than one felled right there in the thicket.

In Latvia, the tradition to decorate a fir-tree has a history that spans five centuries. The solstice rituals of the Latvians of yore - series of masquerades starting on Mārtiņš (St. Martin's) Day in November and ending at Meteņi (or Vastlāvji, an approximate pagan Latvian counterpart for Shrove Tuesday) in February - cohabitate with Christian traditions of  Advent and celebrating Christmas. In Christianity the fir-tree symbolises the tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden and Christ's gift - the hope of eternal life, but the lit candles in the tree are a reflection of the light Christ brought to a world of darkness.

Honouring Christ's birth, it was in Riga where for the first time ever a Christmas tree was adorned with flowers and then burnt in 1510 before Shrove Tuesday. To commemorate this event documented by the Brotherhood of Blackheads, a memorial plate in eight languages was laid in the cobbled square in front of the Riga Town Hall a couple of years ago. The Christmas Archives in the United Kingdom, too, have identical information. In the Christian world, the Christmas tree tradition first spread in the German lands and then to Great Britain, the United States, and elsewhere.

The festive merriment of seeing the old year out and the new year in goes hand in hand with peace of mind and self-purification. It unites us and asks to take care of those who have been less lucky. A glittering Christmas tree with candles lit in its branches is a symbol that helps us find our common way to peace, harmony, and goodwill.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2018-11-14 монета подорожала на 20%

Recent changes

[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin 1 lats - Christmas tree with price 2.50
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin 1 lats - Christmas tree taken out of sale
[2015.11.12]   Latviancoins: On sale coin 1 lats - Christmas tree with price 2.50
[2015.10.21]   Latviancoins: Coin 1 lats - Christmas tree taken out of sale
[2015.02.14]   Latviancoins: Coin 1 lats - Christmas tree taken out of sale
[2015.02.01]   Latviancoins: Received coin ad 1 lats - Christmas tree with 1.42
[2014.12.04]   Latviancoins: Coin 1 lats - Christmas tree taken out of sale
[2014.11.09]   coininvest.lv: Coin 1 lats - Christmas tree taken out of sale
[2014.04.15]   Eurogold: On sale coin 1 lats - Christmas tree with price 2.50
[2014.04.15]   Latviancoins: Received coin ad 1 lats - Christmas tree with 1.42