Latvia 2 euros 2014 - Latvian maiden

Obverse of Latvia 2 euros 2014 - Latvian maiden

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Krause - Mishler KM# 157
Details The folk maiden depicted on the one-euro coin is a symbol of both traditional virtue and Latvian national currency, for it was this same portrait that adorned the reverse of the silver five-lats coin designed for the newly independent Latvian state by Rihards Zarins in the 1920s. The young Latvian woman is portrayed with braided hair, a crown and ears of corn thrown over her shoulder. The latter was meant to be symbolic of Latvian culture which was strongly influenced by agriculture.

Originally, it was planned that Freedom Monument would be featured on the 2 euro coin, but the original design did not meet the regulations of the ECB since it reached out into the ring of the coin and changed one of the stars.
Specifications Diameter - 25.75mm Thickness - 2.2mm Weight - 8.5gr
Composition BiAlloy (Nk/Ng), ring Cupronickel (75% copper - 25% nickel clad on nickel core), center Nickel brass
Edge Fine milled, with the inscription DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU (GOD BLESS LATVIA)
Comments Designer: Guntars Sietins
Mintage 20,000,000 pieces

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