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Amber Coin

Amber Coin Amber Coin
Tipas: Monetų dvi medžiagos
Medžiaga: Sidabras 925°, gintaras
Išleista: 2010
Mėnuo: November
Nominalas: 1 Ls
Tiražas: 7 000
Kokybė: Proof
Masė (g): 20.70
Skersmuo (mm): 35.00
Monetos dailininkas: Aigars Bikse
Gipsinis modelis: Aigars Bikse
Moneta nukaldinta: Rahapaja Oy (Suomija)



Sale

Seller Price
Vladimir 125.00  [87.85 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Rns 150.00  [105.42 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 120.00  [84.34 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
monetaslatvija 120.00  [84.34 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Serge 125.00  [87.85 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Felix 150.00  [105.42 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Latviancoins 140.00  [98.39 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Ivars 130.00  [91.36 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Vladimirs 125.00  [87.85 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Kirill 140.00  [98.39 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
b.moonlight 125.00  [87.85 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
E. 133.00  [93.47 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Vladimirs 125.00  [87.85 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
artjoms 200.00  [140.56 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Kristine 200.00  [140.56 Ls] old Collector's cabinet


Buying

Buyer Price
Eurogold 80.00 €  [56.22 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Vladimir 85.00 €  [59.74 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Hugo50 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] new Collector's cabinet
Ivars 95.00 €  [66.77 Ls] Collector's cabinet
aleksej 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Serge 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] Collector's cabinet
antons 85.00 €  [59.74 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Buratīno 80.00 €  [56.22 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Aigars 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
coins777 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Jānis 95.00 €  [66.77 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ppgroup 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Andris 116.00 €  [81.52 Ls] Collector's cabinet
Pēteris 90.00 €  [63.25 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Guntars 100.00 €  [70.28 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
ANTIKWAR999 111.00 €  [78.01 Ls] Collector's cabinet
didzis 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Toms 110.00 €  [77.31 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
goldsilvertrade.lv 50.00 €  [35.14 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Romāns 120.00 €  [84.34 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
Didzis 99.60 €  [70.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet
INGA 0.00 €  [0.00 Ls] old Collector's cabinet

Obverse

A transparent amber cylinder of appropriate thickness has been set into the centre of the coin. The inscription 1 LATS is placed in the upper left part of the obverse while the upper right part features sea waves. The inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA and year 2010 is arranged in a semi-circle at the bottom.

Reverse

An eye with an amber pupil is featured in the centre of the reverse.

Edge

Plain.

Forty million years passed, and amber saw a human being for the first time…

Forty million years ago the territory of present-day Latvia looked very much different: there was no Baltic Sea, the climate was subtropical, there were thick coniferous forests, providing shelter to many species of now extinct animals. Among the vegetation, there were the so-called amber pines (Pinus succinifera). If their bark was injured for some reason, these trees oozed a great amount of resin. The resin flowed to the ground, fossilised, and, when many million years later water washed out the ancient bedrock, the waves threw to the shore small pieces of the petrified substance, which resembles frozen drops of honey in sunlight and which we call amber.

Present-day discussions about the preservation of ecosystems and global warming make us aware how fragile and subject to change is our environment. Evidence of change that our surrounding world has experienced is on view everywhere: in ancient river valleys, huge rocks left by glaciers in the middle of fields, or amber that we find in the seaside sand. The human lifespan is negligible compared to amber's but here they both are: together on the shores of the Baltic Sea. In a way, it's almost incredible: how is it possible to determine where the piece of petrified resin will end up millions of years later? How can a tiny speck of it be noticed among millions of grains of sand? Yet this meeting is possible, and at such moments we manage to overcome our being tied to a particular point in time. When we lift the amber to the sun, it once again shines in the hues of prehistoric forests that once covered the territory of Latvia.

This semiprecious stone is one of the first minerals used by the human race. Amber jewellery has been made in Latvia for thousands of years; in the Neolithic settlement in western Kurzeme, Sārnate, there had even been an amber-processing workshop. Jewellery at that time was made both for personal use and as an exchange commodity. The pieces were buttons of various shapes, beads, and pendants; some were carved into mythological figures. The oldest coins found in the Latvian territory came from ancient Rome by way of the so-called Amber Route and were paid for with amber. The routes of such coins and amber have tended to cross many times over the course of history.

Change is inescapable, yet there are ways to preserve objects of value. In the making of the "Amber Coin", a new technology was used to work amber into the metal.
За период с 2012-12-29 по 2018-04-26 монета подорожала на 76%

Recent changes

[2018.03.18]   Eurogold: Purchase price of the coin Amber Coin changed from 90.00 € to 80.00
[2017.11.03]   Rns: Selling price of the coin Amber Coin changed from 160.00 € to 150.00
[2017.07.28]   Eurogold: Coin Amber Coin taken out of sale
[2017.07.26]   Eurogold: On sale coin Amber Coin with price 170.00
[2017.04.24]   Eurogold: Coin Amber Coin taken out of sale
[2017.03.20]   Eurogold: On sale coin Amber Coin with price 170.00
[2017.01.06]   Rns: Coin Amber Coin taken out of sale
[2016.08.24]   baltcoin.lv: Coin Amber Coin taken out of sale
[2016.08.20]   baltcoin.lv: Selling price of the coin Amber Coin changed from 160.00 € to 150.00
[2016.07.29]   Latviancoins: Selling price of the coin Amber Coin changed from 165.00 € to 140.00