Latvian Euro Coins

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

Some basic facts relating to Latvia.

The Latvian Euro Coins have some very attractive motifs and the commemorative series on the regions is particularly interesting.

Normal Currency Coins.


Three motifs are to be seen on the Latvian Euro 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!






Latvian 1 cent coin



1 Cent - Small Coat of Arms




Latvian 2 cent coin



2 Cent - Small Coat of Arms




Latvian 5 cent coin



5 Cent - Small Coat of Arms




Latvian 10 cent coin



10 Cent - Large Coat of Arms




Latvian 20 cent coin



20 Cent - Large Coat of Arms




Latvian 50 cent coin



50 Cent - Large Coat of Arms




Latvian 1 Euro €  coin



1 € - Latvian Woman in the National Costume




Latvian 2 Euro € coin



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.




Latvian Commemorative Coin 2014 -Riga

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.


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2015 - Latvian Presidency of the EU

2015 - Latvia's Presidency of the Council of the EU.



Planned Date of issue  : 10.02.2015

Issuing Volume : 2,000,000


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2015 - Black Stork Protection Programme

2015 -  10th Anniversary of the Black Stork Protection Programme.



Planned Date of issue  : 01.12.2015

Issuing Volume : 1,010,000


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2016 - Diary Farming in Latvia

2016 -  Dairy Farming in Latvia.



Planned Date of issue  : 19.07.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,010,000


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2016 - Vidzeme

2016 -  The Latvian Province - Vidzeme.



Planned Date of issue  : 15.11.2016

Issuing Volume : 1,030,000


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2017 - Kurzeme

2017 -  The Latvian Province - Kurzeme.



Planned Date of issue  : January 2015

Issuing Volume : 507,000.


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2017 - Latgale

2017 -  The Latvian Province - Latgale.



Planned Date of issue  : January 2015

Issuing Volume : 530,000


Latvian Commemorative Coin 2018 - 100 Years of Independence

2018 -  100 Years of Independence.


Planned Date of issue  : 31.01.2018

Issuing Volume : 512,000


2018 -  The Latvian Province - Zemgale.



Planned Date of issue  : 26.09.2018

Issuing Volume : 507,000




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