Latvian euro coins


Latvian euro coins

Latvian euro coins feature three separate designs.cite web |url=http://www.bank.lv/eng/main/all/sapinfo/coin_genesis/ | title=The Origins of Euro Coins: Latvia | publisher=National Bank of Latvia | accessdate=2008-07-12] The design of the national side was made public in July 2006 on the home page of the National Bank of Latvia. The designs featured will be the Latvian maiden (which featured on the 5 lats coin prior to World War II) on the 1 and 2 euro coins, the greater Coat of arms of Latvia on the 10, 20 and 50 cent coins, and the lesser Coat of arms of Latvia on the 1, 2 and 5 cent coins. [ [http://theurocollection.blogspot.com/ The €uro Collection Blog ] ]

Originally, the Freedom Monument was planned to be featured on the €2 coin, but as the original design did not meet the regulations of the ECB (it reached out into the ring of the coin and changed one of the stars), it had to be changed; Latvia decided that a changed design of the Monument would not be as recognisable and decided to use the Latvian maiden on the €2 coin, as well. [cite web | url=http://www.bank.lv/eng/main/euro/design/ | title=The Design Models of the Latvian Euro Coins | publisher=National Bank of Latvia | accessdate=2008-07-18]

Latvia has been a member of the European Union since 1 May 2004 and is a member of the Economic and Monetary Union of the European Union, but it has not completed the third stage of the EMU and therefore still uses its own currency, the Latvian lats.

Latvia had originally planned to adopt the euro as its official currency on 1 January 2008. It is now expected that Latvia will introduce the euro in 2012 at the earliest, [cite news |title= Don’t look for the Euro until after 2012 | url= http://www.neurope.eu/view_news.php?id=76779 |publisher=New Europe |date=2007-08-18 |accessdate=2007-12-27] although the head of the National Bank of Latvia has suggested that 2013 may be a more realistic date. [cite web |url=http://www.baltictimes.com/news/articles/19151/ |title=Bank targets 2013 as Latvia’s ‘E-day’ |date=2007-10-26 |publisher=baltictimes.com |accessdate=2007-10-28]

Latvian euro design

For images of the common side and a detailed description of the coins, see euro coins.

Coin image box 8 singles
header = Depiction of Latvian euro coinage | Obverse side
column_1_width = 150
column_2_width = 166
column_3_width = 157
denom_1 = € 0.01
denom_2 = € 0.02
denom_3 = € 0.05
image_1 =
image_2 =
image_3 =
row_1_caption = Lesser coat of arms of Latvia

denom_4 = € 0.10
denom_5 = € 0.20
denom_6 = € 0.50
image_4 =
image_5 =
image_6 =
row_2_caption = Greater coat of arms of Latvia

denom_7 = € 1.00
denom_8 = € 2.00
header_9 = € 2 Coin Edge
box_9 = Currently unknown
image_7 =
image_8 =
row_3_caption = Latvian maiden

References

External links

* [http://www.bank.lv Bank of Latvia]
* [http://www.ibiblio.org/theeuro/files/files.nat/latvia.s01.htm The Euro Information Website – Latvia]


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