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Riga - 800. 20th Century

Riga - 800. 20th Century Riga - 800. 20th Century
Tipas: Sidabrinė moneta
Medžiaga: Sidabras 925°
Išleista: 1998
Mėnuo: June
Nominalas: 10 Ls
Tiražas: 8 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 31.47
Skersmuo (mm): 38.61
Monetos dailininkas: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Gipsinis modelis: Ligita Franckevica-Ulmane
Moneta nukaldinta: Royal Mint (Jungtinė Karalystė)



Sale

Seller Price
baltcoin.lv 80.00  [56.22 Ls] new Go to site
+37126029797 75.00  [52.71 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Rns 80.00  [56.22 Ls] new Go to site
Eurogold 90.00  [63.25 Ls] new Go to site
Latviancoins 80.00  [56.22 Ls] Go to site


Buying

Buyer Price
baltcoin.lv 25.00 €  [17.57 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 40.00 €  [28.11 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Aigars 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
виктор 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Boriss 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 30.00 €  [21.08 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

Riga's coat of arms, which was adopted in 1925, is featured in the centre of the coin. The year 1998, numeral 10 and inscription LATU (lats) are placed beneath the motif.

Reverse

The statue of Liberty, which tops the Freedom Monument, is depicted in the centre of the coin. The inscriptions BRIVIBAS PIEMINEKLIS (Freedom Monument) and LATVIJAS VALSTS XX GS. (State of Latvia 20th century), each arranged in a semicircle, are placed to the left and to the right of the central motif, respectively. The inscription RIGA-800 is placed beneath the motif.

Edge

The inscriptions LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA (Republic of Latvia) and LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.

The 20th century began with an economic upturn. In 1901, Riga celebrated its 700th anniversary by organizing a grand exhibition to boast its achievements in industry and crafts. Art nouveau buildings in the area of boulevards form an architectural ensemble of European significance.

World War I turned Riga into a front-line city, and much of its wealth was evacuated to the Russian interior.

The fall of the Russian Empire marked the end of the war. On November 18, 1918, after two years of liberation struggles and suffering, the Republic of Latvia was proclaimed. The country was devastated and its capital Riga had lost much of its strength and economic influence. Nevertheless, in less than a decade, Riga succeeded in healing its war wounds and setting up an economic system that met the needs of the new state. Because of its orderliness and flourishing culture, Riga was called "the little Paris".

After twenty years of peaceful development, World War II, accompanied by Soviet occupation and deportations, again brought disaster and loss. Forced by the occupation powers, Latvians and people of other nationalities fled from Riga, seeking safety. The post-war years opened up a new reality, leaving their trace in Riga's features - its ethnical composition, cultural and social life.

In 1991, Latvia regained its independence. Riga, once again a capital of a free and independent state, looks forward to its 800th anniversary.

The Freedom Monument, a masterpiece by the sculptor Karlis Zale, built in the very heart of the city in 1935 has become a symbol of Latvia's independence. The coin's reverse depicts the statue of Freedom that tops the Monument.

The coin's obverse features Riga's 1925 coat of arms, re-adopted after the restoration of independence.

Recent changes

[2019.01.25]   Latviancoins: On sale coin Riga - 800. 20th Century with price 80.00
[2019.01.23]   Latviancoins: Coin Riga - 800. 20th Century taken out of sale
[2018.09.16]   Eurogold: On sale coin Riga - 800. 20th Century with price 90.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Riga - 800. 20th Century with price 80.00
[2018.09.16]   baltcoin.lv: Purchase price of the coin Riga - 800. 20th Century changed from 40.00 € to 25.00
[2018.09.03]   Rns: On sale coin Riga - 800. 20th Century with price 80.00
[2018.08.31]   Rns: Coin Riga - 800. 20th Century taken out of sale
[2017.11.17]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Riga - 800. 20th Century changed from 85.00 € to 80.00
[2017.11.10]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Riga - 800. 20th Century changed from 95.00 € to 85.00
[2017.11.04]   Eurogold: Coin Riga - 800. 20th Century taken out of sale