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1 Lats Salmon

Features

Country Latvia
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1992-2008
Value 1 Lats (1 LVL)
Currency New lats (1993-2013)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 4.8 g
Diameter 21.75 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 01-01-2014
References KM# 12,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 18
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

The large coat of arms (with lion and griffon supporters) of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 1992, 2007 or 2008 inscribed below, is placed in the centre. The inscriptions LATVIJAS and REPUBLIKA, each arranged in a semicircle, are above and beneath the central motif, respectively.

Lettering:
LATVIJAS
20 08
REPUBLIKA

Translation:
REPUBLIC OF
20 08
LATVIA

Reverse

A salmon, the symbol of Latvia's abundant water resources, is shown jumping out of the water from left to right. The numeral 1, with the inscription LATS in a semicircle beneath it, is centered in the lower part of the coin.

Lettering:
1
LATS

Engraver: Gunars Lusis

Gunārs Lūsis, born 1950 in Riga, is a Latvian artist and graphical designer notable for creating the design for some of the modern Latvian coins with denominations in Latvian lats, and for authoring the logo for the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2015.

Edge

Smooth with two inscriptions (one inverted) LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.

Lettering: LATVIJAS BANKA ♦ LATVIJAS BANKA ♦

1 Lats (Salmon) -  obverse

© nalaberong

Comments

Mints:
Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt: small rombe on rim
Monnaie de Paris: rombe with rim/dot inside

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1992  20,000,000 1.47 1.16 1.16 1.47 3.30 75% Struck by "Bayerisches Hauptmünzamt", (Germany)
2007  7,000,000 1.32 1.34 18% Struck by "Monnaie de Paris", (France)
2008  25,000,000 1.06 1.48 2.44 2.44 33% Struck by "Monnaie de Paris", (France)

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