Published: 14.10.2019

On Thursday, 17 October, Latvijas Banka is issuing a silver collector coin "Gifts of the Forest". The coin dedicated to Latvia's nature bears a message of Latvian values and traditions creating the sense of belonging to Latvia and uniting its people. The coin shows our respect to Latvia's forests, the gifts they provide as well as traditions related to forests, e.g. mushroom and berry picking etc.

Grateful collecting of the gifts of nature, both mushrooms and wild berries, is an integral part of the everyday life traditions and the ethnic identity of Latvians. It is a special summer and autumn ritual in the sanctuary of the nature.

The graphic design of the collector coin "Gifts of the Forest" has been created by Edmunds Jansons (obverse) and Edgars Folks (reverse), whereas the author of the plaster model is Ligita Franckeviča. An interesting approach has been used in designing this coin: each side of it has a different author with his unique style.

The coin was struck by Koninklijke Nederlandse Munt (the Netherlands).

Price: EUR 47.
Maximum mintage: 4000 coins.
Purchase limit: 2 coins.

At this stage, only part of it has been minted, i.e. 3000 coins will be released on sale on 17 October.

Available for purchase as of 17 October starting from 8.30 a.m. (local time): 

The building of Latvijas Banka in Riga will be open and the tickets from the queue regulator facility will be available from 7 a.m.

For additional information, please call + 371 67022722 or write an e-mail message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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