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. 

Latvijas Banka issues 2 euro commemorative coin "The Latvian Presidency of the Council of the EU".

The graphic design of the national side of the coin has been created by Gunārs Lūsis, and Jānis Strupulis is the author of the plaster model.
It is legal tender in the Republic of Latvia and the other euro area countries.


Mario Draghi will unveil the new €20 on 24 February 2015.

ECB launches online game called “Tetris® new €20” related to the security features of the new €20 banknote.



  • 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 1.085600
RUB 62.232000
GBP 0.729800
JPY 129.390000
CHF 1.047600
*Currency units per 1 euro