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 graphic design of the coin is created by Aigars Ozoliņš, and Jānis Strupulis is the author of the plaster model. The coin has been struck in the Netherlands by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt.

 

On 19 August 2014, Latvijas Banka is issuing a new 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.

 
 
 

Collector Coins

Euro Collector Coin Issuing Programme for 2014

1. A coin dedicated to the 150th anniversary of Ainaži Nautical School.

2. A coin dedicated to "The White Book" by Latvian writer Jānis Jaunsudrabiņš.

3. A coin dedicated to the 300th anniversary of Gothard Friedrich Stenders (Old Stenders).

4. A coin dedicated to the Baroque style and art in Courland (Kurzeme).

5. A coin dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the Baltic Way.

6. A coin of innovative artistic, technological or thematic concept.