2 Euro

2 Euro -  obverse2 Euro -  reverse

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Features

Country Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2014-2021
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.42 USD
Currency Euro (2014-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel brass clad nickel center in copper-nickel ring
Weight 8.50 g
Diameter 25.75 mm
Thickness 2.20 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 157,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Schön# 149
  • Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461840.
  • Helmut Kahnt, Günter Schön; 2016. Weltmünzkatalog 19. Jahrhundert: 1801-1900 (17. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461185.
  • Gerhard Schön, Sebastian Krämer; 2017. Weltmünzkatalog 21. Jahrhundert: 2001-2016 (3. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany. ISBN 9783866461383.

Obverse

The obverse of the coin features the portrait of a Latvian folk-maid in profile, originally depicted on the reverse of the 5 lats silver coin in 1929. It is semi-encircled by the inscriptions LATVIJAS on the left and REPUBLIKA on the right. The coin's outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA
2014

Translation:
Republic of Latvia
2014

Engravers: Guntars Sietiņš, Ligita Franckeviča

Reverse

The reverse of the coin shows a geographical image of Europe; it also features the numeral 2 and the inscription EURO.

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

Fine milled, with the inscription DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU

Lettering: DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU

Translation: God Bless Latvia

2 Euro -  obverse

© Latvijas Banka

Mint

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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2014  20,000,000 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.42 3.62 96%
2014  30,000 11.91 5% BU, In Sets only
2014  5,000 6.80 1.0% Proof, In Sets only
2015  25,000 7.39 4% BU, In Sets only
2015  5,000 0.7% Proof, In Sets only
2016  5,000 53.15 1.8% BU, In Sets only
2018  7,000 37.45 1.7% BU, In Sets only
2019  7,000 21.74 1.5% BU, In Sets only
2020  7,000 15.10 1.0% BU, In Sets only
2021  7,000 0% BU, In Sets only

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