Latvia 2 euros 2016 - Vidzeme Region

Obverse of Latvia 2 euros 2016 - Vidzeme Region
Details In 2018 Latvia commemorates the centennial of its independence and issues a series of four commemorative 2-euro coins dedicated to the historic regions that make up the country. The coins will circulate between the years 2016-2018.

The first coins of the series is dedicated to the Vidzeme region north of the country and owes its name to the Livonians a Finno-Ugric people. Vidzeme is one of the historical and cultural regions of Latvia. Literally meaning "the Middle Land" it is situated in north-central Latvia north of the Daugava River.

The coin shows the coat of arms of the region, a motif which will be common for the entire series. The other three remaining coins in the series correspond to the regions of Kurzeme, Zemgale and Latgale, being issued in this order.
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 Artists: Laimonis Šēnbergs (graphic design) and Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)
Mintage 1,010,000 pieces

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