2 Euro Black Stork

2 Euro (Black Stork) -  obverse2 Euro (Black Stork) -  reverse

Obverse © eurofavaretto - Reverse © Latvijas Banka

Features

Issuer Latvia
Period Republic (1991-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
2 EUR = USD 2.32
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 ↑↑
Number N# 77458
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 171,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
Schön# 159
Gerhard Schön; 2020. Weltmünzkatalog / 20. Jahrhundert: 1901-2000 (47. Auflage). Gietl Verlag, Regenstauf, Germany.

Commemorative issue

The Black Stork

Series: Endangered Nature

Obverse

The design shows a black stork (Ciconia nigra) which is considered to be one of the nature conservation flagship species in Europe. In 2005 the Black Stork Protection Plan was adopted in Latvia. At the bottom of the design is the name of the issuing country ‘LATVIJA’ and underneath the year of issuance ‘2015’. The coin’s outer ring bears the 12 stars of the European Union.

Lettering:
LATVIJA
2015

Translation:
Latvia
2015

Engraver: Olga Šilova

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 with words separated by stars; fine-milled edge.

Lettering: DIEVS * SVĒTĪ * LATVIJU *

Translation: God Bless Latvia

2 Euro (Black Stork) -  obverse

© Image courtesy of Latvijas Banka

Mint

Lithuanian Mint (Lietuvos Monetu Kalykla), Vilnius, Lithuania (1990-date)

Comments

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Date of issue 01-12-2015

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2015  1 000 000 $ 2.32 $ 4.64 $ 3.07 $ 3.48 $ 3.48 96%
2015  20 000 $ 10 7% BU Coincard or In sets only

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