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5 Lati

5 Lati -  obverse 5 Lati -  reverse

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Features

Country Latvia
Type Common coin
Years 1929-1932
Value 5 Lati (5)
Metal Silver (.835)
Weight 25 g
Diameter 37 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized yes
References KM# 9
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Obverse

Maiden's head facing right in stylized folk costume, including headdress, with ears of grain over her shoulder.

Lettering: LATVIJAS REPUBLIKA

Engraver: Rihards Zariņš

Rihards Zariņš was a prominent Latvian graphic artist.

Reverse

Latvian coat of arms with supporters above denomination and date

Lettering:
19 29
PIECI 5 LATI

Engraver: Rihards Zariņš

Rihards Zariņš was a prominent Latvian graphic artist.

Edge

Plain with incuse lettering in Positions A and B:
POSITION A - Edge lettering reads upside-down when the Milda's portrait faces up
POSITION B - Edge lettering reads normally when the Milda's portrait faces up

Lettering: DIEVS ✶✶✶ SVĒTĪ ✶✶✶ LATVIJU ✶✶✶

Translation: God Bless Latvia

5 Lati

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Comments

The image of the maiden on the coin is colloquially known as Milda (a Latvian female name). The model was Zelma Brauere (1900-1977).

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1929  Proof
1929  1,000,000
1931  Proof
1931  2,000,000
1932  Proof
1932  600,000

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