2 Euro Zemgale

2 Euro (Zemgale) -  obverse2 Euro (Zemgale) -  reverse

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Features

Country Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2018
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.43 USD
Currency Euro (2014-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.5 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Zemgale

Series: Regions of Latvia

Obverse

The design shows the coat of arms of the region of Zemgale. At the top, the name of the issuing country ‘LATVIJA’ and at the bottom the inscription ‘ZEMGALE’. At the right hand side, the year of issuance ‘2018’.
The coin’s outer ring depicts the 12 stars of the European flag.

Lettering:
LATVIJA
2018
ZEMGALE

Translation:
Latvia
2018
Zemgale

Engraver: Jānis Strupulis

Jānis Strupulis (monogram JS), born 1949 in Vacpiebalga, is a Latvian sculptor and graphical designer, who designed some of the modern Latvian coins with denominations in Latvian lats.

Designer: Laimonis Šēnbergs

Laimonis Šēnbergs (31 March 1947, Jaunpiebalga) is a Latvian poster and graphic designer. He has been an artistic advisor to the Bank of Latvia since 1993 and, since 2003, chairman of the State Commission for Heraldry of the Republic of Latvia. Laimonis Šēnbergs designed several coins for the Bank of Latvia. His best-known designs are the Latvian euro coins.

Reverse

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

Lettering: 2 EURO LL

Engraver: Luc Luycx

Luc Luycx is the designer of the common side of the euro coins. Luycx is a computer engineer, and medallist living in Dendermonde, Belgium, and has worked for the Royal Belgian Mint for 15 years. He designed the euro coins in 1996.

Edge

Reeded with inscription

Lettering: DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU *

Translation: God Bless Latvia

Mint

Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)

Comments

Date of issue 26-09-2018

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2018  500,000 2.79 3.85 3.65 98%
2018  7,000 9.72 5% BU Coincard, or In coincard set

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