5 Euro Cent

5 Euro Cent -  obverse5 Euro Cent -  reverse

© John Reynolds

Features

Issuer Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2014-2021
Value 5 Euro Cent
0.05 EUR = USD 0.06
Currency Euro (2014-date)
Composition Copper plated steel
Weight 3.92 g
Diameter 21.25 mm
Thickness 1.67 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 53179
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 152,
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# 144
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

The obverse of the coin features the small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, with the year 2014 on the left and the inscription LATVIJA beneath it. The coin's outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
2014
LATVIJA

Translation:
2014
Latvia

Engravers: Laimonis Šēnbergs , Jānis Strupulis

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.
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.

Reverse

The reverse of the coin shows Europe in relation to Africa and Asia on a globe; it also features the numeral 5 and the inscription EURO CENT.

Lettering:
5 EURO CENT
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

Plain

5 Euro Cent -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mints

Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja), Vantaa, Finland (1988-date)
Staatliche Münze Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany (1374-date)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014  50 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.06 $ 0.07 $ 0.07 $ 0.06 $ 0.34 95%
2014  30 000 $ 0.30 5% BU, In Sets only
2014  5 000 $ 2.24 1.0% Proof, In Sets only
2015  25 000 $ 0.56 3% BU, In Sets only
2015  5 000 0.7% Proof, In Sets only
2016  5 000 $ 0.56 1.4% BU, In Sets only
2018  7 000 $ 1.12 1.4% BU, In Sets only
2019  7 000 $ 0.80 1.2% BU, In Sets only
2019  15 000 000 $ 0.06 $ 0.45 3% Struck by Mint of Finland Ltd
2020  7 000 $ 0.98 1.3% BU, In Sets only
2021  7 000 $ 1.12 1.0% BU, In Sets only

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