Latvijas Banka issues the very first 2 euro commemorative coin of special design "Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014".


The new €10 will start circulating on 23 September 2014.

Security features

Illuminating the Europa series: unveiling of the new €10

As a result of a national competition of ideas, it was decided that the Latvian 1 euro and 2 euro coins would feature a historic symbol: the profile of a Latvian folk maid, an image used on the silver 5 lats coin. 10 cent, 20 cent and 50 cent coins would feature the large coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia, whereas 1 cent, 2 cent and 5 cent coins would depict the small coat of arms of the Republic of Latvia. 


  • Collector coin "Coin of the Seasons"

    On Wednesday, 12 November, Latvijas Banka is issuing the Coin of the Seasons, a new 5 euro silver collector coin dedicated to Latvian ethnographic and folklore traditions.
    The graphic design of the Coin of the Seasons is created by Arvīds Priedīte, and Ligita Franckeviča is the author of the plaster model. The coin was struck by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands).


  • Have we learnt anything from the crisis?

    Monetary policy instruments are no magic solution or a "silver bullet" in dealing with the economic problems in the euro area, and it is crucial to observe budget discipline and implement structural reforms – this is the message that ran like a red thread of today's conference titled "Have We Learnt Anything from the Crisis?" and held by Latvijas Banka on 17 October 2014. Speeches and presentations


  • Collector coin "Old Stenders"

    On Thursday, 4 September, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro silver collector coin dedicated to Gotthard Friedrich Stender(1714–1796), the founder of Latvian secular literature. The coin celebrates the 300th anniversary since the birth of G. F. Stender.


  • Collector coin "Baltic Way"

    On 19 August 2014, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 5 euro collector coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way - the peaceful demonstration, unique on an international scale, when about 2 million people from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined their hands to form a human chain.

Interest Rates

Effective from 10.09.2014
Marginal lending facility Fixed rate 0.30%
Main refinancing operations 0.05%
Deposit facility -0.20%

Exchange rates

Currency Value*
USD 1.130500
RUB 79.925000
GBP 0.751100
JPY 133.080000
CHF 1.046800
*Currency units per 1 euro