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2 Euro Black Stork

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

Obverse © eurofavaretto - Reverse © Image courtesy of Latvijas Banka

Features

Country Latvia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2015
Value 2 Euro
EUR = 2.33 USD
Metal Bi-Metallic 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# 171, Schön# 159
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Commemorative issue

Endangered Nature - The Black Stork

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

Engraver: Olga Šilova

Reverse

A map, next to the facial 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 (Black Stork)

© Image courtesy of Latvijas Banka

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2015  20,000 BU Coincard or In sets only
2015  1,000,000 3.09 3.48 Struck: UAB Lietuvos monetu kalykla

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