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The White Book

The White Book The White Book
Tipas: Sidabrinė moneta
Medžiaga: Sidabras 925°
Išleista: 2014
Mėnuo: June
Nominalas: 5 EUR
Tiražas: 5 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 25.80
Monetos dailininkas: Sandra Krastiņa
Moneta nukaldinta: Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (Nyderlandai)



Sale

Seller Price
COINS 40.00  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 65.00  [45.68 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Andris 40.00  [28.11 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Irina 47.00  [33.03 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Юрий 48.00  [33.73 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
monetaslatvija 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
janis 42.00  [29.52 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Lilita 59.00  [41.47 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Ivars 50.00  [35.14 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Mareks 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Felix 52.00  [36.55 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 59.00  [41.47 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Jānis 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Agris 75.00  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Edgars 47.00  [33.03 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Olegs 55.00  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Juris 55.00  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Jānis 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Arvydas 50.00  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vadim 60.00  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 55.00  [38.65 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Coins 60.00  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 55.00  [38.65 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Dzintra 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Alik 59.00  [41.47 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
AleksandrsSS 55.00  [38.65 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Juris 65.00  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
sergej 62.00  [43.57 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 80.00  [56.22 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Olegs 71.00  [49.90 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 100.00  [70.28 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Natalja 65.00  [45.68 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Aleksandrs 70.00  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andrejs 79.00  [55.52 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Vladimir 33.00 €  [23.19 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Hugo50 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Moneta 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Serge 35.00 €  [24.60 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 33.00 €  [23.19 Ls] Collector's cabinet

Obverse
The coin's obverse features an image of the cover of Jaunsudrabiņš' White Book adorned with floating clouds. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA is running down from the top along its right side, and the year 2014 is placed slantwise on the left. The square background features contours of a birch-tree-enclosed homestead, an illustration from the book. The inscription "5 euro" is placed at the bottom right.

Reverse
The reverse features an image of the book's cover with the title Baltā grāmata (The White Book) in Gothic lettering and the year 1914. The square background bears an image of a small boy and the Sun shining on him, an illustration from the book. Facsimile signature of Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš is placed at the bottom.

Edge
Plain.

Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš (1877–1962) was a famous Latvian author and painter. His life and work were imbued with bright light and clear vision. Having come from the countryside, Jaunsudrabiņš was well familiar with the life on the traditional Latvian farm and its intimate connection to the cycles of nature. As many Latvians he, too, had to experience personally the dramatic shifts and collisions of the 20th century. During World War I, Jaunsudrabiņš shared the fate of many refugees in Northern Caucasus; then he experienced peace and relative prosperity of newly independent Latvia and familiarised himself with Western culture. At the end of World War II, Jaunsudrabiņš was once again a refugee – this time in Germany where he settled in Kerbeck, living there until his death in 1962. In 1997, Jaunsudrabiņš was reburied in Latvia, near his Nereta birthplace.

Having studied drawing and painting in Riga and perfected his skills in Munich and Berlin, Jaunsudrabiņš vividly revealed his sincere and benevolent personality in his works, both in visual art and literature. He was particularly loved and acclaimed for his literary work, however, including fiction. Jaunsudrabiņš was also the translator of many foreign classics. Indication that his oeuvre was in the highest esteem was the Three Star Order awarded him already in 1927.

During a stay at the writers' retreat Burtnieku Nams on the outskirts of Riga, Jaunsudrabiņš started writing his masterpiece, "The White Book", one of the most outstanding works of Latvian literature. The first part of it was published in 1914 and the second followed in 1921. It is a fictionalised memoir of the writer's childhood seen through the eyes of the protagonist Jancis, and, at the same time, a panorama of the Latvian country life in the mood of the late 19th century and passing of the year with its four seasons' cycle, supplemented with heartfelt illustrations by the author. Despite the realism with which everyday life is depicted, the book has spiritual undertones and its humanist ethic is akin to Latvian folksongs, the dainas. The benevolent attitude towards nature, people and life as such grows on the reader and in later life is remembered with great fondness by many Latvians who read it in their childhood.

An attractive ethnographic testimony, yet, looking beneath the surface, we encounter in this book a message on the Latvian spirit, character, mentality, closeness with God and the nature, and toil. Hence "The White Book" is gaining in importance in our globalised and urbanised environment. It can be compared to a cornerstone or an anchor, yet it is also a lighthouse that may help one stay afloat in the stormy global seas. For Latvians, it is a book that is kept not far from the Bible.

The deceptively provincial lessons of "The White Book" are at the very heart of the patriotic call once issued by Jaunsudrabiņš in exile: "Remember Latvia!" Guided by this heartfelt motivation, Latvijas Banka has emitted a euro collector coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of "The White Book" by Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš.

Recent changes

[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin The White Book changed from 75.00 € to 65.00
[2017.11.04]   Eurogold: Coin The White Book taken out of sale
[2017.09.16]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin The White Book changed from 30.00 € to 20.00
[2017.07.18]   Eurogold: Coin The White Book taken out of sale
[2017.03.31]   Latviancoins: Selling price of the coin The White Book changed from 70.00 € to 59.00
[2017.03.20]   Eurogold: Selling price of the coin The White Book changed from 80.00 € to 70.00
[2017.03.20]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin The White Book changed from 35.00 € to 30.00
[2016.10.22]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin The White Book changed from 40.00 € to 35.00
[2016.08.31]   baltcoin.lv: Coin The White Book taken out of sale
[2016.08.20]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin The White Book changed from 75.00 € to 55.00