Latvijas Banka issues the very first 2 euro commemorative coin of special design "Riga – European Capital of Culture 2014".
At the international contest The Coin of the Year, the collector coin marking the 200th birth anniversary of composer Richard Wagner, issued by Latvijas Banka in 2013, was bestowed world's Best Silver Coin honours.
The new €10 will start circulating on 23 September 2014.
As a result of a national competition of ideas, it was decided that the Latvian 1 euro and 2 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.
Effective from 10.09.2014
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*Currency units per 1 euro