2 Euro Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Features

Country Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = 2.39 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# 173,
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Commemorative issue

Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Obverse

An archetypal image of a millstone, the logo of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, with the inscriptions LATVIJAS PREZIDENTŪRA ES PADOMĒ (Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU) and EU2015.LV above and beneath it respectively.

Lettering:
LATVIJAS PREZIDENTŪRA ES PADOMĒ
EU2015.LV

Translation:
Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU
EU2015.LV

Engraver: 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.

Designer: Gunārs Lūsis

Gunārs Lūsis, born 1950 in Riga, is a Latvian artist and graphical designer notable for creating the design for some of the modern Latvian coins with denominations in Latvian lats, and for authoring the logo for the Latvian presidency of the Council of the European Union in 2015.

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

The inscription DIEVS SVĒTĪ LATVIJU (God Bless Latvia) with words separated by stars; fine milled edge.

Lettering: DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU *

Translation: God Bless Latvia

2 Euro (Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU) -  obverse

© Cyrillius

Mint

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

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Date of issue 10-02-2015

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2015  1,000,000 3.41 2.40 3.58 3.58 98%
2015  20,000 14.53 4% BU Coincard or In sets only
2015  5,000 3% Proof

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