Latvian Euro Coins

Latvia,together with Andorra, joined the Eurozone in 2014.

Some basic facts relating to Latvia.


Normal Currency Coins.


Three motifs are to be seen on the Latvian coins:

  • A small Latvian Coat of Arms for the 1 cent , 2 cent and 5 cent coins.
  • A large Latvian Coat of Arms for the 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent coins.
  • The head of a Latvian woman in the national costume for the 1 Euro and 2 Euro coins.


The original design for the 2€ coin featured the Latvian "Freedom Statue" holding aloft three stars symbolising the unity of three Latvian provinces.This was not allowed however, as it clashed with the concept of the outer 12 stars representing solely the unity of Europe. What a pity-I think it would have been a very attractive 2€ coin!








1 Cent - Small Coat of Arms






2 Cent - Small Coat of Arms






5 Cent - Small Coat of Arms






10 Cent - Large Coat of Arms






20 Cent - Large Coat of Arms






50 Cent - Large Coat of Arms






1 € - Latvian Woman in the National Costume






2 € - Latvian Woman in the National Costume





Two Euro Coin Rim


Around the rim of the Two Euro Coin appears the inscription "DIEVS***SVETI***LATVIJU***"(God bless Latvia)






Latvian Commemorative Two Euro Coins.


2014 -  The skyline of the capital city Riga is depicted.Around the top of the inner circle appear the words " EIROPAS KULTURAS GALVASPILSETA" ( European Capital of Culture)


Planned Date of issue  : 12.08.2014

Issuing Volume : 1 Million.



2015 -  Commemorating the Latvian Presidency of the in 2015.



Planned Date of issue  : January 2015

Issuing Volume : To be Announced.



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