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2 Euro Riga – 2014

Features

Country Latvia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2014
Value 2 Euro (2 EUR)
Currency Euro (2002-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 ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 158,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 150
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014

Obverse

The central image of the coin shows the skyline of Riga and the historic centre of the city that has been included in the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At the top of the image, the inscription ‘EIROPAS KULTURAS GALVASPILSETA’ (European capital of culture) and at the bottom the name of the celebrated city and the year of issuance ‘RIGA — 2014’, and underneath the indication of the issuing country ‘LV’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
EIROPAS KULTŪRAS GALVASPILSĒTA
RĪGA – 2014
LV

Engraver: Henrihs Vorkals, Jānis Strupulis

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

A map, next to the face value, shows the European continent without borders.

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

Reeded with inscription "DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU" (God, Bless Latvia), with the words separated by stars.

Lettering: DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU *

Translation: God, Bless Latvia

2 Euro (Riga – 2014) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Comments

Struck by "Staatliche Münzen Baden-Württemberg", Stuttgart (Germany)

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2014  1,000,000 2.21 3.31 3.48 3.48 99%
2014  5,000 3% Brilliant Uncirculated in souvenir box

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