20 Latu Silver Salmon

20 Latu (Silver Salmon) -  obverse20 Latu (Silver Salmon) -  reverse

© The Bank of Latvia


Country Latvia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 20 Latu (20 LVL)
Currency New lats (1993-2013)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 11 g
Diameter 21.75 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized 01-01-2014
References KM# 138
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)


The large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 2013 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.

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Engraver: Artists: Gunārs Lūsis (graphic design), Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)


The Bank of Latvia is commemorating the birth date of the Latvian lats by issuing a silver replica of the original one-lats coin with a twenty times increased nominal value.

A salmon, the symbol of Latvia's abundant water resources, is shown jumping out of the water from left to right. The numeral 20, with the inscription LATS in a semicircle beneath it, is centered in the lower part of the coin.


Engraver: Artists: Gunārs Lūsis (graphic design), Jānis Strupulis (plaster model)


Two inscriptions LATVIJAS BANKA (Bank of Latvia), separated by rhombic dots.


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