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Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree

Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree
Tipas: Auksinės monetos
Medžiaga: Auksas 999.9°
Išleista: 2007
Mėnuo: October
Nominalas: 1 Ls
Tiražas: 15 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 1.2442
Skersmuo (mm): 13.92
Monetos dailininkas: Laimonis Šēnbergs
Gipsinis modelis: Jānis Strupulis
Moneta nukaldinta: Staatliche Münze Berlin (Vokietija)



Sale

Seller Price
COINS 75.00  [52.71 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 80.00  [56.22 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 100.00  [70.28 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 50.00  [35.14 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 70.00  [49.20 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Asais 95.00  [66.77 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Proof 90.00  [63.25 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Ivo 89.00  [62.55 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Vladimir 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Aigars 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 60.00 €  [42.17 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Natalja 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
VeryFine 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Andris 45.00 €  [31.63 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Olegs 70.00 €  [49.20 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Zane 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vadim 75.00 €  [52.71 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Nauris 64.03 €  [45.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

The small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia is in the central field, with the inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA arranged in a semicircle above it, the year 2007 in a semicircle to the left and the inscription 1 LATS in the middle and to the right at the lower part of the coin.

Reverse

The reverse features the graphic mark of the publishing house Zelta ābele.

Edge

Reeded.

The golden apple tree, an ancient and always novel symbol, is featured on the reverse of the coin. The tree and its golden fruit have been well-known in Europe at least since the Roman times when apples ripened in the Garden of the Hesperides. With the Indo-Europeans spreading across the ever growing world, the golden apple tree and other archetypical signs reached the territory of present-day Latvia. In Latvian fairy-tales, the golden apple tree is usually closely related with the activities of Mother Laima, one of the most significant members of the Latvian pantheon of Gods. A symbol of good luck, the golden apple tree lends a helping hand to the poor orphan girl, who is an embodiment of virtue, but bars the way to the spoilt daughter of the master. To this day, the golden apple tree has retained its position as a symbol of quiet yet virtuous life.

In 1935, when the independent Republic of Latvia was enjoying some economic stability, book publisher Miķelis Goppers (1908–1996) founded Zelta ābele, a new publishing house that was to publish limited edition books of high aesthetic value aimed at book lovers and collectors. The publisher's logo was created by Voldemārs Krastiņš (1908–1960), a landscape artist and master of etching who also became one of the first illustrators of Zelta ābele books. By the summer of 1940, when Latvia was occupied by the Soviet Union, the publishing house had managed to produce 48 books, all of the gold standard of Latvian book art. Subsequently, the publishers were able to resume their activities only for short periods, nevertheless aspiring to artistic and typographic perfection.

Thus enriched with wisdom found in books, the golden apple tree of myth and fairy-tale has become a multifaceted symbol of perfection unlikely to have many counterparts elsewhere in the world.

Recent changes

[2018.01.11]   Eurogold: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale
[2016.08.28]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale
[2016.07.29]   Latviancoins: Selling price of the coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree changed from 100.00 € to 50.00
[2016.05.07]   Eurogold: On sale coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree with price 110.00
[2016.04.13]   baltcoin.lv: On sale coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree with price 100.00
[2016.03.02]   Latviancoins: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale
[2016.02.18]   Rns: On sale coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree with price 100.00
[2016.02.17]   Rns: Coin Treasures of the World. The Golden Apple Tree taken out of sale