10 Santimu

10 Santimu -  obverse10 Santimu -  reverse

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Features

Issuer Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-2008
Value 10 Santimu (0.1 LVL)
Currency New lats (1993-2013)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 19.9 mm
Thickness 1.4 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 14 January 2014
Number N# 3882
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 17,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Schön# 15
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Battenberg Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, encircled by the inscription LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA 2008

Lettering:
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA
· 2008 ·

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF LATVIA
· 2008 ·

Engravers: Gunars Lusis (graphic design), Janis Strupulis (plaster model)

Reverse

The numeral 10 is centered on the coin. The inscription SANTĪMU, arranged in a semicircle, is beneath the numeral 10. Above the numeral, five arcs join two diamond-shaped suns which are located on either side of the numeral 10.

Lettering:
10
SANTĪMU

Engravers: Gunars Lusis (graphic design), Janis Strupulis (plaster model)

Edge

Smooth

10 Santimu -  obverse

Mints

Munich, Germany (1158-date)
Paris Mint (Monnaie de Paris), Pessac, France (1973-date)

Comments

The 1992 coin had an error in the planchet on the 10 pfennig coin in Germany and the composition is brass-plated steel.

Difference between the 1992 and 2008 versions (1992 down).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  2% 10 pfennig planchet, brass-plated steel
1992  30 000 000 $ 0.31 $ 0.16 $ 0.34 $ 0.46 $ 1.36 $ 0.91 82% Struck by "Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt" (Germany)
2008  15 000 000 $ 0.19 $ 0.22 $ 0.35 $ 0.51 $ 0.79 34% Struck by "Monnaie de Paris" (France)

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